Definition of reference point in English:

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reference point

Pronunciation: /ˈref(ə)rəns point/

noun

A basis or standard for evaluation, assessment, or comparison; a criterion.
Example sentences
  • All but one said the church provided standards or a reference point for good behavior.
  • There is no absolute standard, or even an external reference point.
  • This is particularly true over foreign policy, which dominated the first two debates and seemed to be the main reference point for my students.

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Syllabification: ref·er·ence point

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