Definition for reference

noun as in remark, citation

noun as in testimonial of good character

noun as in printed matter with information

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Example Sentences

This includes navigating influencers trying to sell them products and teaching them to look for references when information is provided to them.

It also comes with a stand so you can use your mannequin as a reference for drawing mid-air poses.

You never know when you’ll need it for reference or to show to someone.

Illumina’s sequencers read through each sample’s code and compare each letter to a reference sequence, looking for significant changes.

There are frequent, if general, references to forces bigger than one’s self.

In 2011 LGBT media outlet Queerty took the app to task for allegedly deleting accounts that made reference to being trans.

He then provides some insight into his psyche - complete with Animal House reference.

There is reference after reference to the “black community,” “black worth ethic,” and adherence to the “black value system.”

Indeed, designers frequently reference each other in their shows—and the press never fails to notice.

On his Instagram account (which has since been taken down), Brinsley made one reference to burning an American flag.

These Eskimos were very fond of kite-flying, for its own sake, without reference to utility!

Had he not meant the Fleet to shove in K. must have made some reference to the second Division, surely.

For convenience of reference I now give the figure Alphabet tabulated.

She made no reference, for instance, to the fact that they might be frequently alone together now.

Take the memories of members of the learned professions—they are usually only reference memories.


On this page you'll find 78 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to reference, such as: allusion, hint, innuendo, mention, note, and quotation.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.