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1. reference [ n ] a remark that calls attention to something or someone
Examples: "she made frequent mention of her promotion" "there was no mention of it" "the speaker made several references to his wife"

Used in print:

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

No reference is made to the possibility of recording other_than popular_music in this manner , and it would not seem to lend itself well to serious_music .

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

Another great danger is that the emerging middle_class will feel itself increasingly alienated from the political_leaders who still justify their dominance by reference to the struggle for independence or the early phase of nationalism .

(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)

There was no reference to the incident on the stairs , his powers being absorbed by this more immediate business .

(Philip Jos‚ Farmer, The Lovers....)

But , from our reading of the Western_Talmud , we Urielites believe that the Forerunner , knowing this situation would arise , made reference to and provision for divorce .

(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)

Indefinite reference also carries double meaning where an allusion to one person or thing seems to refer to another .

Synonyms reference mention Related Terms remark allusion name-dropping retrospection mention

2. reference [ n ] a short note acknowledging a source of information or quoting a passage
Examples: "the student's essay failed to list several important citations" "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"

Used in print:

(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)

This phenomenon has been experimentally investigated in_detail by Maecker ( Ref. 1 ) .

The third method was , to our knowledge , successfully applied for_the_first_time by C._Sheer and co-workers ( Ref. 2 ) .

Thus , direct comparisons can be drawn with free_burning arcs which have been studied in_detail during the past years and decades by numerous investigators ( Ref. 3 ) .

The temperature dependent value of �e was taken from Ref. 7 .

(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)

A drawing of the structure is to be_found in reference 6 .

Synonyms reference quotation mention credit acknowledgment citation Related Terms note cross-reference photo_credit mention notice adduce

3. reference [ n ] a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts
Examples: "he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic"

Used in print:

(Jacob Robbins et al., "The thyroid-stimulating...)

The introduction of the United_States_Pharmacopoeia reference standard in 1952 and the redefinition and equating of the USP and international units of thyroid stimulating activity have made_it possible to compare results published by different investigators since that time .

For_the_most_part , this discussion will be confined to results obtained since the introduction of the reference standard .

The international unit is equipotent with the USP unit adopted in 1952 , which was defined as the amount of activity present in 20 mg of the USP reference substance .

Synonyms reference book_of_facts reference_work reference_book Related Terms book encyclopedia directory annual source_book cookbook handbook atlas instruction_book wordbook refer

4. reference [ n ] an indicator that orients you generally
Examples: "it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved"

Used in print:

(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)

If * * f is the change per unit volume in Gibbs function caused by the shear field at constant P and T , and �r is the density of the fluid , then the total potential_energy of the system above the reference height is * * f .

* * f is the work necessary to fill the manometer column from the reference height to h .

The total volume of the system above the reference height is * * f , and h can be eliminated to obtain an equation for the total potential_energy of the system in_terms_of H .

Synonyms reference point_of_reference reference_point Related Terms indicator standard target buoy landmark white_line lubber's_line benchmark

5. reference [ n ] a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability
Examples: "requests for character references are all to often answered evasively"

Used in print:

(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)

Replies to requests for character reference are notorious for their evasive double-entendre .

Synonyms reference character character_reference Related Terms recommendation qualify

6. reference [ n ] the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to
Examples: "the extension of `satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos"

Used in print:

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

Finally , it gives sanctity , more than human legitimacy , and even , through super empirical reference , transcendent and supernatural importance to some values ; for_example , marriage as a sacrament , much law-breaking as sinful , occasionally the state as a divine instrument .

(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)

In the comedy of indefinite reference , it wit occupies a prominent place because of its frequent occurrence .

Ambiguity arises when the pronoun it carries a twofold reference .

Synonyms reference extension denotation Related Terms meaning denote

7. reference [ n ] the act of referring
Examples: "reference to an encyclopedia produced the answer"

Used in print:

(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)

My memory has catalogued for easy reference and withdrawal the image of her pink , scented stationery and the unsloped , almost printed configurations of her neat , studious handwriting with which she invited me to recall our summer , so many sentences beginning with `` Remember when '' ; and_others concerning camp friends who resided in her suburban neighborhood , and news of her commencing again her piano_lessons , her private_school , a visit to Boston to see her grandparents and an uncle who was a surgeon returned on furlough , wounded , from the war in Europe .

Synonyms reference consultation Related Terms action consult

8. reference [ v ] refer to for illustration or proof
Examples: "He said he could quote several instances of this behavior"

Synonyms cite quote reference Related Terms write mention writing quote citation

9. reference [ n ] a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to
Examples: "he carried an armful of references back to his desk" "he spent hours looking for the source of that quotation"

Synonyms source reference Related Terms publication source

10. reference [ n ] the relation between a word or phrase and the object or idea it refers to
Examples: "he argued that reference is a consequence of conditioned reflexes"

Synonyms reference Related Terms meaning denote

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