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A source of information cited in a book or article
“I searched for a reference to the quote listed in the article, but found none.”
(reference to) The action of mentioning or alluding to something
“He detailed his hypothesis on genomes, with reference to Darwin.”
A letter from a previous employer testifying to someone's ability or reliability
“Alexia's reference from her ex-employer would attest to her being an expert on economics and climate change.”
Relation to or concern with something specified
“In reference to your most recent letter, I would have to admit that I agree with most of your assertions.”
The sending of a matter to an authority for decision or consideration
“There is further criticism about her being allowed resume work unsupervised, without reference to the High Court.”
Printed or published material with reference information
“This website is a great reference for definitions and synonyms of various words.”
To refer to, or to use as a reference
“His paper would reference several studies that had been conducted over the last decade.”
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