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point of reference

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpoint of referenceˌpoint of ˈreference noun (plural points of reference) [countable]  UNDERSTANDsomething you already know about that helps you understand a situation
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point of referenceI struggle to find a point of reference in those words.Turgenev is as much a point of reference for Mishra as for his hero: both warrant the comparison.In writing, these words need a point of reference already established in the text.This table is only a very general point of reference.She is now my point of reference.I had no other point of reference.
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