Noun Definition


1.Definition: (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored

Related Noun(s):address

Category: General

2.Definition: a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts

"He contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic"

Category: General

3.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):character

Category: General

4.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):source

Category: General

5.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):mention

Category: General

6.Definition: a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage

Related Noun(s):acknowledgment, citation, cite, credit, mention, quotation

Category: General

7.Definition: an indicator that orients you generally

"It is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved"

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8.Definition: the act of referring or consulting

"Reference to an encyclopedia produced the answer"

Related Noun(s):consultation

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9.Definition: the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to

Related Noun(s):denotation, extension

Category: General

10.Definition: 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"

Category: General