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reference   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋrєfrәns,ˋrєfәrәns 〕


〔 ˊrefʒrәns 〕

Overview of noun reference

The noun reference has 10 senses

  • mention, reference -- (a remark that calls attention to something or someone; "she made frequent mention of her promotion"; "there was no mention of it"; "the speaker made several references to his wife")

  • citation, cite, acknowledgment, credit, reference, mention, quotation -- (a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; "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")

  • reference point, point of reference, reference -- (an indicator that orients you generally; "it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved")

  • reference book, reference, reference work, book of facts -- (a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts; "he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic")

  • character, reference, character reference -- (a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability; "requests for character references are all too often answered evasively")

  • reference, denotation, extension -- (the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to; "the extension of `satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos")

  • reference, consultation -- (the act of referring or consulting; "reference to an encyclopedia produced the answer")

  • reference, source -- (a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to; "he carried an armful of references back to his desk"; "he spent hours looking for the source of that quotation")

  • address, computer address, reference -- ((computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored)

  • reference -- (the relation between a word or phrase and the object or idea it refers to; "he argued that reference is a consequence of conditioned reflexes")

Overview of verb reference

The verb reference has 1 sense

  • reference, cite -- (refer to; "he referenced his colleagues' work")