point of reference

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n point of reference an indicator that orients you generally "it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved"
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Usage

In literature:

This point may be illustrated by brief reference to a few of the school studies.
"Moral Principles in Education" by John Dewey
There was not much exhortation throughout the discourse, not the slightest reference to any disputed point of doctrine.
"Faces and Places" by Henry William Lucy
But if its reference to the Messiah be explained away, we are deprived altogether of a suitable starting-point.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
It was at this point in our conversation that Sir Robert referred to the Duke of Wellington.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 29, May 1893" by Various
In point of fact, I refer particularly to the outspoken words of our friend Giles Martin.
"The Fifth of November" by Charles S. Bentley
I shall first, as usual, give the references, and then note the points of interest.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)" by John Ruskin
In order to understand the views of the Protestant reformers on toleration, they must be considered with reference to these points.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
The "purchase of goods" here referred to was always a sore point with Bessie.
"Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind" by Frances Martin
He broke off, evidently at the point of referring to Vincente and the Escobar local patriotism.
"The Bright Shawl" by Joseph Hergesheimer
Let us, however, run over the substance of the argument, and then briefly refer again to this point of view.
"Territory in Bird Life" by H. Eliot Howard
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In news:

Use a point of reference.
Every play is, on some level, a map of the world, a grid of common reference points.
Carl Haub, a demographer with the Population Reference Bureau, another Washington think-tank, points out that the government introduced a basic package of health care—including family planning—in 2003, spreading it throughout the country.
In writing this and using the book flag of the United States by Moss for my reference, I want to point out a few things to the ones who contend that our Constitution was made without God .
A visual depiction of the Forrester Research guidelines referred to in Ray Wang's Tipping Point column in the September 2009 issue of CRM magazine.
Gang activity reached such a deadly point in the warm months of 1993 that law enforcement agencies around the state refer to it as the "summer of violence".
The best-selling author who made "tipping point" a cultural reference point is back today with a new book, Outliers : The Story of Success (Little, Brown, $27.99).
In writing this and using the book flag of the United States by Moss for my reference, I want to point out a few things to the ones who contend that our Constitution was made without God.
SPOILER ALERT** Contains references to the most recent episode of "24" in addition to key plot points from seasons past.
An oft-cited theory in robotics, the uncanny valley, refers to that point along the chart of robot–human likeness where a robot looks and acts nearly—but not exactly —like a human.
If you're an e-mail pack rat like me, you let your inbox fill up with thousands of messages of varying degrees of importance knowing you will need to refer to some old conversation or contact at some point down the road.
"I chose Port Clinton as a starting off point because there's a lot of rich history there," the author said, referring to the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence cut specific references to "al Qaeda" and "terrorism" from the unclassified talking points given to Ambassador Susan Rice.
A user of this standard pointed out that there was confusion surrounding the pint reference in 7.3.1 and in 7.4.1.
Specialists took digital photos and used a laser scanner to take millions of reference points of the station.
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In science:

Also from an evolution of uniformly distributed ensemble, we have found that near the fixed point all the particles are aligned in a line from the position of reference particle as shown in Fig. 6.
Mechanism of synchronization in a random dynamical system
For our results we only assume a minimal distance between the points of the reference point set.
Universal bounds on the selfaveraging of random diffraction measures
For simplicity we present here only the main points of the derivation, referring to appendix C for details.
Gauge theory description of compactified pp-waves
From this point of view, standard integrability, with invariants which are conserved functions at arbitrary energies, can be referred to as strong integrability.
Non-Integrability of a weakly integrable Hamiltonian system
Therefore, to prove that γ (E ) is positive for almost all E > 0 in the case when supp κ contains at least one non-isolated point we refer to Theorem 5.6 of .
A Random Necklace Model
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