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Noun
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.”
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(reference to) The action of mentioning or alluding to something
“He detailed his hypothesis on genomes, with reference to Darwin.”
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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.”
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A relation to something specified
“In reference to your most recent letter, I would have to admit that I agree with most of your assertions.”
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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.”
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Printed or published material with reference information
“This website is a great reference for definitions and synonyms of various words.”
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A group of words taken from a text or speech and repeated by someone other than the original author or speaker
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A benchmark against which others of the same type are compared
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A reference to someone or something
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A place where someone or something is located or has been put
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A topically organized book of reference on a certain field of knowledge, regardless of size
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A meaning of a word or phrase that is suggested or implied, as opposed to a denotation, or literal meaning
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Typographical symbol
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Relevance to
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The action of communicating or meeting
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Datum used for comparison
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Passing mention
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An explanatory note in a book or other written text
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A slight or indirect indication or suggestion
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The action or process of delegating or being delegated
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A course of action that is resorted to
Verb
To refer to, or to use as a reference
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“His paper would reference several studies that had been conducted over the last decade.”
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To cite or reference
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To be about
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To refer to a section of a document
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To attribute or ascribe (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source
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Select and give a responsibility
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To call on (a deity or spirit) in prayer, as a witness, or for inspiration
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Fact-based
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