Definition of litmus test in English:
2A decisively indicative test: effectiveness in these areas is often a good litmus test of overall quality
More example sentences
- Under the Federal Guidelines of 1971, statistical representation became the litmus test of discrimination.
- By the 1900s, it had become the litmus test of public health among the medical profession and the urban middle class.
- When sex becomes the litmus test of morality, when we focus disproportionate attention on sexual sin, we do harm by omission.
Definition of litmus test in:
- US English dictionary