touchstone touchstone  /ˈtətʃ ˌstoʊn/


  • (n) a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated



  • We, one and all, desire to see the ethical and moral standards which are implicit in our religion become touchstone of our behavior.


  1. Fort Collins City Council approves Murphy Center funding to Touchstone Health Partners

    Amidst concerns over fairness and the appropriate process of allocating funds, Fort Collins City Council voted Tuesday to approve $45,000 in retroactive funding to Touchstone Health Partners.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Fort Collins Coloradoan

  2. North South All-Star Game gets new sponsor

    Touchstone Energy is the new title sponsor for the December high school football all-star game
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WPDE Myrtle Beach - Florence

  3. iControl Networks launches new self-installable smart home and lifestyle solution

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- iControl Networks , a leader in connected home technology and innovation, today announced iControl Touchstone™, a new self-installable, self-managed ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "I think in generations past, we might be quoting poetry or Shakespeare," Reisman said. "It seems like movie lines are where our touchstone is."
    on Dec 15, 2006 By: Garrett Reisman Source: Washington Post

  2. "I've seen people just stand mute," said Capt. William Pinkney, who will sail for part of the voyage. "It's a touchstone to a past that rarely gets talked about."
    on Jun 21, 2007 By: William Pinkney Source: Forbes

  3. In the United States, the exchange rate issue "has become a touchstone for broader anxieties about competition from China," Paulson said, warning against succumbing to the "fear that, due to China's rise, we will no longer be stewards of our...
    on Nov 29, 2007 By: Henry Paulson Source: Akron Beacon Journal

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