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    touchstone

    touchstone - Dictionary definition and meaning for word touchstone

    Definition
    (noun) a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    Synonyms : criterion , measure , standard
    Example Sentence
    • the schools comply with federal standards
    • they set the measure for all subsequent work
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for touchstone

divide it like touch+stone..so you touch gold with a stone to test the fineness of gold.

A TOUCHSTONE is a special kind of stone that measures the quality of gold. A slight rub or touch on the stone gives you the standard of gold.

think of touchstone pictures...the make films of good standards!!

typical village mentality......villagers to convict.."If you TOUCH this volcanic STONE(temperature=400 degree celcius) and your figers dont get burnt then you are freed from all blames..............;)

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