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touchstone
American English: /ˈtətʃˌstoʊn/
British English: /ˈtʌtʃstəʊn/

Translation of touchstone in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 (criterion)
    Example sentences
    • We see the standard touchstones - the Wailing Wall, the Dome of the Rock - but we also see the streets, Jerusalem as a town, a city where Jews and Arabs both live.
    • By the Second World War the toleration of COs had begun to be recognized as a touchstone of mature liberalism.
    • Nor has he challenged the appellant's case that the requirements of the Convention provide a touchstone for judging the rationality of his decision and the policy pursuant to which it was reached.
    1.2 (stone)
    Example sentences
    • Small black stones were used as touchstones to test the colour, and hence purity, of gold.
    • ‘To touch’ in reference to fine metals such as gold refers to the touchstone used to test the purity of the metal.
    • The same example can be cited: in spite of producing unlimited quantities of gold, the touchstone remains the same.

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