reference point


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reference point

A prominent, easily located point in the terrain.
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Noun1.reference point - an indicator that orients you generallyreference point - an indicator that orients you generally; "it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved"
bench mark, benchmark - a surveyor's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point
landmark - a mark showing the boundary of a piece of land
lubber line, lubber's line, lubber's mark, lubber's point - a fixed line on a ship's compass indicating its heading
target, mark - a reference point to shoot at; "his arrow hit the mark"
white line - a white stripe in the middle of a road to mark traffic lanes
indicator - a signal for attracting attention
buoy - bright-colored; a float attached by rope to the seabed to mark channels in a harbor or underwater hazards
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Upon the last sheet was a roughly drawn map with numerous reference points marked upon it, all unintelligible to Tarzan, who, after a brief examination of the papers, returned them to their metal case, replaced the top and was about to toss the little cylinder to the ground beside the mute remains of its former possessor when some whim of curiosity unsatisfied prompted him to slip it into the quiver with his arrows, though as he did so it was with the grim thought that possibly centuries hence it might again come to the sight of man beside his own bleached bones.
Since I donated sperms in real life, I had a reference point when I acted in Vicky Donor.
Steve Cauthen set such a ferocious gallop on Reference Point that Media Starguest, the intended pacemaker for Triptych, was outpaced after a furlong.
In the present article, we argue that it is questionable whether initial wealth is the right choice of the reference point for analyzing insurance problems with PT.
2012a) the grey extensions of both approaches of the MOORA method, Ratio system and Reference point approaches, were discussed in details.
Ford Asia Pacific Vehicle Line Director (Small Cars) Graham Pearson, said, 'We are already working on projects to develop vehicles with India as a reference point market, and to take them to other similar markets.
Simply bracket the animal with the Dead-On's belly line reference point and range reference point closest to the animal's back.
The theory centers around the concept of subjective value - gains or losses are defined in terms of a reference point (Myagkov & Plott, 1997).

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