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reference - Dictionary definition and meaning for word reference

Definition
(noun) a remark that calls attention to something or someone
Synonyms : mention
Example Sentence
  • she made frequent mention of her promotion
  • there was no mention of it
  • the speaker made several references to his wife

Definition
(noun) a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
Example Sentence
  • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
  • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
  • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

Definition
(noun) an indicator that orients you generally
Example Sentence
  • it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved

Definition
(noun) a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts
Example Sentence
  • he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic

Definition
(noun) a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability
Example Sentence
  • requests for character references are all too often answered evasively

Definition
(noun) the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to
Synonyms : denotation , extension
Example Sentence
  • the extension of `satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos

Definition
(noun) the act of referring or consulting
Synonyms : consultation
Example Sentence
  • reference to an encyclopedia produced the answer

Definition
(noun) a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to
Synonyms : source
Example Sentence
  • he carried an armful of references back to his desk
  • he spent hours looking for the source of that quotation

Definition
(noun) (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored
Synonyms : address , computer address

Definition
(noun) the relation between a word or phrase and the object or idea it refers to
Example Sentence
  • he argued that reference is a consequence of conditioned reflexes

Definition
(verb) refer to
Synonyms : cite
Example Sentence
  • he referenced his colleagues' work

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