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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A mention, as in a book, of some other work where information can be found. Also: A person to whom questions as to another person's honesty or ability can be asked; contact.

Usage examples (41)
  • Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
  • It is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved
  • He argued that reference is a consequence of conditioned reflexes
  • reference to an encyclopedia produced the answer for more
Tutoring comment
  • Word of the 2009 Nat. Spelling Bee finals.[pellingbeeshirleys!Field2]
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