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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.”
Noun
The action of mentioning or alluding to something
“He detailed his hypothesis on genomes, with reference to Darwin.”
Noun
A letter from a previous employer testifying to someone's ability or reliability
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“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 to 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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Something used as the basis for calculation or for comparison
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A textbook, typically used in academic settings
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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 place where someone or something is located or has been put
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Typographical symbol
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A significant political, social, or moral point that is being conveyed by a film, speech, etc
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The fact or state of having a connection to, or being related to, something else
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An explanatory note in a book or other written text
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.”
Verb
To cite or reference
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To deal with or be about a given topic or subject
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To take into account
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To refer to a section of a document
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To attribute something as belonging to or caused by
Adjective
Based on facts or reality
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