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reference point

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  • n. Alternative form of point of reference.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an indicator that orients you generally

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Examples

  • When doing artificial selection with the D’Arcy program, the player seems, as time goes by, to move further and further away from a reference point where things made sense, out into a no-man’s-land of mis-shapen inelegance, where sense seems to decrease the further we travel from the starting point.

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

  • Having grown up in a city where the children played ball on the streets and racket sports against concrete walls, I had no reference point for the landscape of the South Shore of Long Island.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

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