Touchstone and Yardstick

Touchstone

Touchstone noun - Something set up as an example against which others of the same type are compared.
Usage example: his book has long been a touchstone for travel writing that aspires to be literature
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Synonyms for Touchstone

Yardstick is a synonym for touchstone in usual topic. In some cases you can use "Yardstick" instead a noun "Touchstone", when it comes to topics like norm, guide, criterion, benchmark. popular alternative

Yardstick

Yardstick noun - Something set up as an example against which others of the same type are compared.
Usage example: this essay will be the yardstick by which I grade the others
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Synonyms for Yardstick

Touchstone is a synonym for yardstick in usual topic. You can use "Touchstone" instead a noun "Yardstick", if it concerns topics such as standard, norm, benchmark. popular alternative

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