Meaning of REFERENCE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ refərəns ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
Reference to someone or something is the act of talking about them or mentioning them. A reference is a particular example of this.
He made no reference to any agreement...
Reference is the act of consulting someone or something in order to get information or advice.
Please keep this sheet in a safe place for reference.
Reference books are ones that you look at when you need specific information or facts about a subject.
...a useful reference work for teachers.
ADJ : ADJ n
A reference is a word, phrase, or idea which comes from something such as a book, poem, or play and which you use when making a point about something.
...a reference from the Quran.
A reference is something such as a number or a name that tells you where you can obtain the information you want.
Make a note of the reference number shown on the form.
A reference is a letter that is written by someone who knows you and which describes your character and abilities. When you apply for a job, an employer might ask for references .
The firm offered to give her a reference.
A reference is a person who gives you a reference, for example when you are applying for a job. ( mainly AM; in BRIT, usually use referee )
If you keep information for future reference , you keep it because it might be useful in the future.
Read these notes carefully and keep them for future reference.
PHRASE : PHR after v
You use with reference to or in reference to in order to indicate what something relates to.
I am writing with reference to your article on salaries for scientists...
see also cross-reference , frame of reference , point of reference , terms of reference
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006