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Definition of Reference

Reference

  1. The act of referring, or the state of being referred; as, reference to a chart for guidance.
  2. That which refers to something; a specific direction of the attention; as, a reference in a text-book.
  3. Relation; regard; respect.
  4. One who, or that which, is referred to.
  5. One of whom inquires can be made as to the integrity, capacity, and the like, of another.
  6. A work, or a passage in a work, to which one is referred.
  7. The act of submitting a matter in dispute to the judgment of one or more persons for decision.
  8. 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.
  9. Appeal.

Reference Quotations

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
Aristotle

I like to give people novels I think they would like, on no particular occasion - just when we're in a bookstore together. I like to receive reference books on my birthday.
Daniel Handler

I always try to get people a different outlook. When you do that, people take ownership of the information. They don't ever have to reference me because, I'd like to believe as an educator, I'm empowering them to have those thoughts themselves.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

When you use the term minority or minorities in reference to people, you're telling them that they're less than somebody else.
Gwendolyn Brooks

I always reference 'Mad Max' when I think about what I want to wear. But it's a fine line between that and 'Edward Scissorhands'.
Julian Casablancas
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Reference Translations

reference in Afrikaans is verwysing
reference in Dutch is referentie, verwijzing
reference in German is Verweis, Hinweis, Bezug, Bezugnahme
reference in Italian is biasimo, riferimento, raccomandazione, riferimento
reference in Spanish is referencia, remision, reprimenda
reference in Swedish is avseende, referens
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