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touchstone

noun [C] uk   /ˈtʌtʃ.stəʊn/  us   /-stoʊn/
an established standard or principle by which something is judged: Until relatively recently, the Japanese car industry was the touchstone of international success.
Translations of “touchstone”
in Chinese (Traditional) 檢驗標準,試金石…
in Russian критерий…
in Turkish mihenk taşı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 检验标准,试金石…
in Polish sprawdzian, probierz…
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