Meaning of REFERENCE in English

REFERENCE

transcription, транскрипция: [ refərəns ]

( references)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

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...

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2.

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.

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3.

Reference books are ones that you look at when you need specific information or facts about a subject.

...a useful reference work for teachers.

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4.

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.

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5.

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.

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6.

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.

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7.

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 )

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8.

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

9.

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...

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10.

see also cross-reference , frame of reference , point of reference , terms of reference

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