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Reference meaning

reference - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. refer to; " he referenced his colleagues' work"
  2. 2. The act of referring, or the state of being referred; as, reference to a chart for guidance.
  3. 3. That which refers to something; a specific direction of the attention; as, a reference in a text- book.
  4. 4. Relation; regard; respect.
  5. 5. One who, or that which, is referred to.
  6. 6. One of whom inquires can be made as to the integrity, capacity, and the like, of another.
  7. 7. A work, or a passage in a work, to which one is referred.
  8. 8. The act of submitting a matter in dispute to the judgment of one or more persons for decision.
  9. 9. The process of sending any matter, for inquiry in a cause, to a master or other officer, in order that he may ascertain facts and report to the court.
  10. 10. Appeal.
  11. 11. Act of referring; relation; person or thing referred to.

reference - examples of usage

  1. The question, for the moment, seemed to Katharine to have reference to Ralph Denham. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. " Then we must decide it, as he seems to expect we may, without reference to her," said her husband. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
  3. There is something, however, with reference to the curing of the fish which I may refer to. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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