Translation of touchstone in Spanish:


piedra de toque, n.

Pronunciation /ˈtətʃˌstoʊn//ˈtʌtʃstəʊn/


  • 1

    piedra de toque feminine
    • Smith endorsed capitalism as a means to his ultimate value - control of arbitrary rule, a premise that has remained a touchstone of liberalism.
    • But these terms, profoundly limiting as they are, are actually touchstones that disputants in the periodical debate would recognize.
    • In a sense, an extensive vocabulary appears to have mistakenly become a touchstone by which one's English proficiency is judged and assessed.
    • An article in a foreign journal becomes a touchstone and then a norm, unless it is torn asunder by some path-breaking discovery.
    • We are, after all, introduced to him in the first stanza through his tastes, the touchstones he cannot lay aside and by which he judges all else.
    • We see the standard touchstones - the Wailing Wall, the Dome of the Rock - but we also see the streets, Jerusalem as a town, a city where Jews and Arabs both live.
    • What, in short, is the touchstone by which to recognise a special class of people from members of the general public?
    • Our writings serve as the academy's benchmarks, the ethical touchstones for the noblest of professions.
    • By the Second World War the toleration of COs had begun to be recognized as a touchstone of mature liberalism.
    • His reference to the Cold War as his touchstone gives him away.
    • We had no idea the film would become the touchstone for special effects films that it is recognized to be today.
    • That was his political touchstone, his point of reference, the rock upon which he built everything else.
    • There are Australianisms of language and tone, Australian touchstones of reference, that should be consciously preserved.
    • Nor has he challenged the appellant's case that the requirements of the Convention provide a touchstone for judging the rationality of his decision and the policy pursuant to which it was reached.
    • It is a touchstone against which I measure my own political views.
    • Ridley's treatment of the role of inheritance in the determination of intelligence and, more generally, of personality, will be for many readers the touchstone by which his book is judged.
    • I would have thought ID cards are a pretty fundamental issue if not a touchstone of liberal credentials.
    • Such reference has been the touchstone for an assessment of trade unions over the last two decades.
    • Considerations on the French Revolution would become a touchstone for the liberals under the Bourbons.
    • This attitude comes mostly from the idea that American middle-class values are the touchstone from which all else should be judged.
  • 2

    piedra de toque feminine
    • Small black stones were used as touchstones to test the colour, and hence purity, of gold.
    • ‘To touch’ in reference to fine metals such as gold refers to the touchstone used to test the purity of the metal.
    • The same example can be cited: in spite of producing unlimited quantities of gold, the touchstone remains the same.