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An act of something being mentioned.
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  1. An act of something being mentioned.
The act of relating, or forming or identifying relationships; relation.
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  1. The act of relating, or forming or identifying relationships; relation.
A brief, often incidental, reference or statement
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  1. A brief, often incidental, reference or statement
  2. The act or an instance of mentioning something:
  3. A statement or citation of honor or appreciation:
An official summons or notice given to a person to appear; the paper containing such summons or notice.
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  1. An official summons or notice given to a person to appear; the paper containing such summons or notice.
  2. Enumeration or mention, as of facts, especially:
  3. Enumeration; mention; as, a citation of facts.
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  1. A tacit suggestion that avoids a direct statement.
  2. A brief or indirect suggestion; a tip:
  3. Information in a computer-based font that suggests how the outlines of the font's glyphs should be distorted in order to produce, at specific sizes, a visually appealing pixel-based rendering. Also known as hinting.
(--- Logic) A formal relationship between two propositions such that if the first is true then the second is necessarily or logically true
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  1. (--- Logic) A formal relationship between two propositions such that if the first is true then the second is necessarily or logically true
  2. The act of implying or the condition of being implied.
  3. An indirect indication; a suggestion.
The principal matter on a printed or written page, as distinguished from notes, headings, illustrations, etc.
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  1. The principal matter on a printed or written page, as distinguished from notes, headings, illustrations, etc.
  2. The actual structure of words in a piece of writing; wording
  3. Any passage, book, etc. used to support one's stand or as thematic material, etc.
Financial or business records considered as a group:
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  1. Financial or business records considered as a group:
  2. A set of prescribed standards or rules on which decisions are based:
  3. (--- Informal) Factual information, especially of a private nature:
(Gram.) Any one of the words a, an, or the (and their equivalents in other languages), used as adjectives: a and an are the indefinite articles and the is the definite article
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  1. (Gram.) Any one of the words a, an, or the (and their equivalents in other languages), used as adjectives: a and an are the indefinite articles and the is the definite article
  2. An individual thing or element of a class; a particular object or item:
  3. A written instrument, containing a series of rules and stipulations that are each designated as an article.
Meaningful letters or characters that constitute readable matter:
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  1. Meaningful letters or characters that constitute readable matter:
  2. (Uncountable) Something written, such as a document, article or book.
  3. A book, poem, article, or other literary work
(Libraries) such a book that may not be borrowed.
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  1. (Libraries) such a book that may not be borrowed.
  2. A book, such as a dictionary or encyclopedia, to which one can refer for authoritative information.
  3. A book providing factual information.
Any alphabetically arranged list of words or articles relating to a special subject
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  1. Any alphabetically arranged list of words or articles relating to a special subject
  2. A list of words stored in machine-readable form for reference, as by spelling-checking software.
  3. A book of alphabetically listed words in a language, with definitions, etymologies, pronunciations, and other information; lexicon
A comprehensive reference work containing articles on a wide range of subjects or on numerous aspects of a particular field, usually arranged alphabetically.
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  1. A comprehensive reference work containing articles on a wide range of subjects or on numerous aspects of a particular field, usually arranged alphabetically.
  2. A book or set of books giving information on all or many branches of knowledge, generally in articles alphabetically arranged
  3. A similar work giving information in a particular field of knowledge
A categorized index of terms for use in information retrieval, as from a computer
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  1. A categorized index of terms for use in information retrieval, as from a computer
  2. A book of synonyms, often including related and contrasting words and antonyms.
  3. A book containing a store of words; specif., a book of synonyms and antonyms
A book of directions, as for church service
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  1. A book of directions, as for church service
  2. A book listing the names, addresses, etc. of a specific group of persons
  3. A book of rules or directions.
A handbook on some other subject
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  1. A handbook on some other subject
  2. A book containing directions and information for tourists
  3. Alternative spelling of guide book.
A short piece of text, often numbered, placed at the bottom of a printed page, that adds a comment, citation, reference etc, to a designated part of the main text
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  1. A short piece of text, often numbered, placed at the bottom of a printed page, that adds a comment, citation, reference etc, to a designated part of the main text
  2. Something related to but of lesser importance than a larger work or occurrence:
  3. A note of comment or reference at the bottom of a page or, now often, at the end of a chapter or book
A person who testifies to what he or she has seen
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  1. A person who testifies to what he or she has seen
  2. A person who has seen someone or something and can bear witness to the fact.
  3. An individual who saw the occurrence of an event and may be called upon to testify about it in court. An individual who saw the occurrence of an event and may be called upon to testify about it in court.
A native speaker of a language whose pronunciations, usages, etc. are studied and recorded by linguists
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  1. A native speaker of a language whose pronunciations, usages, etc. are studied and recorded by linguists
  2. One that gives information.
  3. A person who gives, or serves as a source of, information
A thing or set of things helpful in forming a conclusion or judgment:
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  1. A thing or set of things helpful in forming a conclusion or judgment:
  2. The set of legal rules determining what testimony, documents, and objects may be admitted as proof in a trial.
  3. A thing, a document, or the testimony of a person that bears on the truth or falsity of an assertion made in litigation; the totality of such items introduced in a trial; the legal doctrines pertaining to the admission, use, and evaluation of such items. A thing, a document, or the testimony of a person that bears on the truth or falsity of an assertion made in litigation; the totality of such items introduced in a trial; the legal doctrines pertaining to the admission, use, and evaluation of such items.
(Rock-climbing) Brand name of a spring-loaded camming device now manufactured by Wild Country. Now used (often without initial capital) to refer to any such device.
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  1. (Rock-climbing) Brand name of a spring-loaded camming device now manufactured by Wild Country. Now used (often without initial capital) to refer to any such device.
  2. Something thought of as like a friend in being helpful, reliable, etc.
  3. One who supports, sympathizes with, or patronizes a group, cause, or movement:
One who employs; esp., a person, business firm, etc. that hires one or more persons to work for wages or salary
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  1. One who employs; esp., a person, business firm, etc. that hires one or more persons to work for wages or salary
  2. A person, firm or other entity which pays for or hires the services of another person.
A person corresponding in some respects to a father; protector; benefactor
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  1. A person corresponding in some respects to a father; protector; benefactor
  2. A noble or wealthy person in ancient Rome who granted favor and protection to someone in exchange for certain services.
  3. One that supports, protects, or champions someone or something, such as an institution, event, or cause; a sponsor or benefactor:
A colleague, companion, partner, or fellow employee.
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  1. A colleague, companion, partner, or fellow employee.
  2. A junior member of a law firm who typically works on salary and does not share in the ownership, profits, or decision-making of the firm.
  3. A person with whom one is associated; friend, partner, fellow worker, etc.
A person who bets on a contestant
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  1. A person who bets on a contestant
  2. A person who supports or gives help, as to a protégé or undertaking; patron; sponsor
  3. One that backs a person, group, or enterprise:
An additional dose of an immunizing agent, such as a vaccine or toxoid, given at a time period of weeks to years after the initial dose to sustain the immune response elicited by the first dose. Tetanus, diphtheria, and measles vaccines are commonly given in booster doses.
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  1. An additional dose of an immunizing agent, such as a vaccine or toxoid, given at a time period of weeks to years after the initial dose to sustain the immune response elicited by the first dose. Tetanus, diphtheria, and measles vaccines are commonly given in booster doses.
  2. A person who boosts; enthusiastic supporter
  3. (Slang) One who steals goods on display in a store.
Advice; counsel
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  1. Advice; counsel
  2. Something that recommends, especially a favorable statement concerning character or qualifications.
  3. Anything that recommends or makes a favorable or pleasing impression; specif., a letter recommending a person or thing
(Education, certification) Permission to carry out a specific skill or application in a field in which the practitioner already has a general licence.
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  1. (Education, certification) Permission to carry out a specific skill or application in a field in which the practitioner already has a general licence.
  2. A statement endorsing a person, product, etc., as in an advertisement
  3. Sponsorship, in means of money, by a company, business or enterprise.
Something given in appreciation of a person's service or achievement; a tribute.
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  1. Something given in appreciation of a person's service or achievement; a tribute.
  2. A statement testifying to a person's qualifications, character, etc. or to the merits of some product, service, etc.; letter or statement of recommendation
  3. A statement in support of a particular truth, fact, or claim.
Status or role; capacity:
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  1. Status or role; capacity:
  2. Characterization in fiction or drama:
  3. A Chinese character.
  1. An act of recommending
  2. The act of recommending, or calling attention to, a person or thing as suited to some purpose
  3. Something that recommends, especially a favorable statement concerning character or qualifications.
A statement in support of a particular truth, fact, or claim.
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  1. A statement in support of a particular truth, fact, or claim.
  2. A statement testifying to a person's qualifications, character, etc. or to the merits of some product, service, etc.; letter or statement of recommendation
  3. A written affirmation of another's character or worth; a personal recommendation.
Find another word for reference. In this page you can discover 48 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for reference, like: indicating, pointing-out, mentioning, citing, bringing-up, stating, attributing, connecting, associating, relating and mention.