Dictionary Results for reference


1. reference - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): mention

Hypernym(s): remark, comment, input




2. reference - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): citation, cite, acknowledgment, credit, mention, quotation

Hypernym(s): note, annotation, notation




3. reference - noun

· an indicator that orients you generally; "it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved"

Synonym(s): reference_point, point_of_reference

Hypernym(s): indicator




4. reference - noun

· a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts; "he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic"

Synonym(s): reference_book, reference_work, book_of_facts

Hypernym(s): book




5. reference - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): character, character_reference

Hypernym(s): recommendation, testimonial, good_word




6. reference - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): denotation, extension

Hypernym(s): meaning, substance




7. reference - noun

· the act of referring or consulting; "reference to an encyclopedia produced the answer"

Synonym(s): consultation

Hypernym(s): action




8. reference - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): source

Hypernym(s): publication




9. reference - noun

· (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored

Synonym(s): address, computer_address

Hypernym(s): code, computer_code




10. reference - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): meaning, substance




11. reference - verb

· refer to; "he referenced his colleagues' work"

Synonym(s): cite

Hypernym(s): write, compose, pen, indite





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