Definition of keystone noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkiːstəʊn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkiːstoʊn//
    Architectural features
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  1. 1(architecture) the central stone at the top of an arch that keeps all the other stones in position See related entries: Architectural features
  2. 2[usually singular] the most important part of a plan or argument that the other parts depend on Changes to the welfare system are the keystone of the government’s reforms.
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