Definition of REFERENCE


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 6. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 8. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 10. (

    ) 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" ;


Source: WordNet 3.1

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