Definitions for touchstoneˈtʌtʃˌstoʊn

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  1. standard, criterion, measure, touchstone(noun)

    a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated

    "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"

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  1. touchstone(Noun)

    A stone used to test the quality of gold alloys.

  2. touchstone(Noun)

    A standard of comparison or evaluation.

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  1. Touchstone(noun)

    lydian stone; basanite; -- so called because used to test the purity of gold and silver by the streak which is left upon the stone when it is rubbed by the metal. See Basanite

  2. Touchstone(noun)

    any test or criterion by which the qualities of a thing are tried

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  1. Touchstone

    A touchstone is a small tablet of dark stone such as fieldstone, slate, or lydite, used for assaying precious metal alloys. It has a finely grained surface on which soft metals leave a visible trace.


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