reference point

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n reference point 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:

General BOTHA: There is another point with reference to the protection of debtors.
"The Peace Negotiations" by J. D. Kestell
These and innumerable other points can only be decided by reference to what Bentham understood by 'utility.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
Just open the Sacred Volume with reference to this single point, and turn over its thousand pages.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
In reference to this point the Jews fancy foolish things.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
The laws referring to this point were, however, frequently evaded.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
My brother-in-law and I were doing what we referred to as "our book" at this time, and were interested to the point of absorption.
"The Van Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
On this point, the two committees above referred to both concur in the same conclusion.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
There remain to be added Books of Reference, as we have pointed out, curiosities, and this or that person's specialisms.
"The Book-Collector" by William Carew Hazlitt
This point will be more fully treated in the chapter referred to above.
"A Preliminary Study of the Emotion of Love between the Sexes" by Sanford Bell
The behaviour of plants with reference to rain affords many points of much interest.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock
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In news:

No, I'm not referring to BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall's decision to go for the two-point conversion Thursday in a 7-6 loss to Boise State.
Okay, I'm done with the sixth-sense topic, but I need to reference it once more to make an entirely different point.
In the theater, the "house" is the audience, the reference point to which the stage, however representational, always has to return.
Meeting backfires after revelations CIA removed terrorism references in talking points.
The next in line would be Jerome Jordan, whom D'Antoni refers to as a project, and Steve Novak, who is purely a 3-point specialist.
The point at which a road branches into two is often referred to as a fork in 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.
Specialists took digital photos and used a laser scanner to take millions of reference points of the station.
Let God be reference point when you find life drifting .
I'm not going to reference them specifically, but if you look around the top stories on our web channel, you'll get the point I'm trying to make.
A quick look at 53-man rosters from Feb 1, date of Super Bowl XLIII, provides a reference point for seeing how NFC West teams have changed so far this offseason.
2 as a reference point, I wrote Running With Lions as a practical way young men and women can be influenced to help achieve God's purpose for their lives.
Refers to a communications line that provides a path from one location to another ( point A to point B).
The point on the logging tool that is the depth reference .
Radiance and its Northern California ally, the Issues4Life Foundation, are not the first to use the "endangered" metaphor in reference to African Americans, but their usage of the term at this point in time is a truly deceptive one.
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In science:

One could say that the problem is in the absence of the coordinate system, the reference point.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
Based on this picture, the interaction between the first and third spins, which is basically the overlap integral between the first and third spins, can be written as J ∼ e−(R3−R1 )/a , where R3 and R1 are measured with respect to some reference point.
Random Antiferromagnetic Spin-1/2 Chains with Competing Interactions
The position of the reference points R∗ should be selected well within the scaling region of the considered graph size.
The Harris-Luck criterion for random lattices
Hence, in this framework, to prove that the holonomy gives truly a representation of π1 (M ) to G, one has to show that the restricted holonomy group Φ0 (p) with reference point p is trivial.
Holonomy and parallel transport in the differential geometry of the space of loops and the groupoid of generalized gauge transformations
Edot (t) = ¯h(nΩ − νn (t)), from the resonance reference point ε0 = EF .
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
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