the act of referring or consulting
"reference to an encyclopedia produced the answer"
reference, denotation, extension(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"
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"
address, computer address, reference(noun)
(computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored
reference book, reference, reference work, book of facts(noun)
a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts
"he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic"
character, reference, character 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"
lengthiness, prolongation, denotation, filename extension, extension phone, university extension, annex, telephone extension, elongation, extension, propagation, wing, extension service, annexe, file name extension
citation, cite, acknowledgment, credit, reference, mention, quotation(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"
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"
reference point, point of reference, reference(noun)
an indicator that orients you generally
"it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved"
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"
"he referenced his colleagues' work"
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List of paraphrases for "reference":
footnote, benchmark, references, baseline, referral, refer, mention, referenced, référence, base, referring, benchmarks, referencia, background, referencing, cross-reference, qualifying, datum, citation, referred, allusion, benchmarking, erence, consultation, query, dismissal, ref, deductive, guidance, refers, referent, locating, indication, comparator, regard, renvoi
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How to use reference in a sentence?
Do you know? No condition of life is too bad to become good, better and even the best. Do you also know? No human life as well is too damaged or beyond salvation. Besides, there is an iota or atom of sense right inside every so seemed or called nonsense. Yes of course, because when you remove non from every so called nonsense what remains is sense. Now, that is to say obviously, there is also always something in every nothing. Moreover, that signifies conclusively, your so seemed worst condition or circumstance isn't the worst actually. And your so seemed most miserable life isn't the most miserable in the real sense. For, God can effortlessly make up every so seemed worst condition to become the best. Even the most miserable life right here or out there, can become the most enviable life ever. Yes you heard me right as usual, God can do all that and he will do even more than that. If only you do believe in his abilities and words undoubtedly. For, it is ever meant to be unto anyone according to his or her faith, scripture reference (MATTHEW 9:29). -Emeasoba George
True greatness or prominence is only achieved by doing and living in the will of God. Oh! yes, the scripture says promotion or upliftment doesn't come from east, west, north or south. Rather, promotion or prominence solely comes from God, scripture reference (Psalms 75 : 6). That evidently infers, it's God or his will that determines the fate of every human. Therefore, if he (God) has destined you for greatness or prominence. Mark my words, you must be great or prominent in life. Yes! It is a matter of time. And then, your greatness or prominence will turn out to become a reality. But provided you will resolve to walk and indulge in his (God's) will and not at all in your own will.
This could erode the competitiveness of Germany as a reference market for component manufacturers.
Obviously, they were disappointed that their bill didn't pass, but it was just the manner in which they say the bill was debated, when they saw people stand up and say these just appalling things, that (the abortion reference) was probably less than the gentlemen who stood up and made jokes. That was almost more upsetting to them because they understood those references. Why didn't they take us seriously? Why were people laughing?
They act as though a reference to the founding of our country and the bravery of upholding our Constitutional oath is criminal.
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- Referenz, referenzieren, QuelleGerman
- referents, soovitus, viitama, allikasEstonian
- referenssi, viitata, viite, suositus, lähdeviittaus, mainita, vertausarvo, lähdeFinnish
- recommandation, référenceFrench
- iomradhScottish Gaelic
- referansHaitian Creole
- 参考, 照会, 参照する, 出典, 言及する, 照会先Japanese
- 참조, 참고, 參照, 參考Korean
- referente, referentie, referentDutch
- naaltsoos bitsʼą́ą́dóó ééhóziniiNavajo, Navaho
- odnosić się doPolish
- referenciar, referência, mencionarPortuguese
- referință, sursă de referințăRomanian
- референция, ссылаться, рекомендация, характеристика, ссылка, отношение, упоминать, поручительство, отсылка, источник, образец, СправкаRussian
- källhänvisning, källaSwedish
- referans, kaynakTurkish
- tài liệu tham khảoVietnamese
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