Associations to the word «Reference»


REFERENCE, noun. (literary or archaic) A relationship or relation (to something).
REFERENCE, noun. A measurement one can compare to.
REFERENCE, noun. Information about a person, provided by someone (a referee) with whom they are well acquainted
REFERENCE, noun. A reference work.
REFERENCE, noun. (semantics) A relation between objects in which one object designates, or acts as a means by which to connect to or link to, another object.
REFERENCE, noun. (academic writing) A short written identification of a previously published work which is used as a source for a text.
REFERENCE, noun. (academic writing) A previously published written work thus indicated; a source.
REFERENCE, noun. (programming) An object containing information which refers to data stored elsewhere, as opposed to containing the data itself.
REFERENCE, noun. (programming) (character entity) A special sequence used to represent complex characters in a web page such as ™ or €.
REFERENCE, noun. (obsolete) Appeal.
REFERENCE, verb. To refer to, to make reference to.
REFERENCE, verb. To mention, to cite.
REFERENCE ANGLE, noun. An acute angle with the same values of trigonometric functions, up to sign, as another angle: used for easy reference when examining the non-acute angle.
REFERENCE ANGLES, noun. Plural of reference angle
REFERENCE BOOK, noun. A book providing factual information.
REFERENCE BOOK, noun. (libraries) such a book that may not be borrowed.
REFERENCE BOOKS, noun. Plural of reference book
REFERENCE DATA, noun. (data management) Data describing a physical or virtual object and its properties.
REFERENCE ELECTRODE, noun. (chemistry) (physics) an electrode with a stable and accurately known electrode potential
REFERENCE IMPLEMENTATION, noun. (computing) A piece of software that implements a specification of requirements and whose main purpose is to help in creation of other software implementations of the specification by serving as a point of reference rather than being put to productive use.
REFERENCE IMPLEMENTATIONS, noun. Plural of reference implementation
REFERENCE LIST, noun. The list of sources used or considered in preparing a work.
REFERENCE MARK, noun. A conventional symbol (such as *, †, or ‡) or number in a document, often shown as a superscript, used to refer a reader to a footnote or endnote.
REFERENCE POINT, noun. Alternative form of point of reference
REFERENCE POINTS, noun. Plural of reference point
REFERENCE VARIABLE, noun. (computing) A variable used for storing the address of another variable or structure, equivalent to a pointer.
REFERENCE WORK, noun. A compendium of information, which is not intended to be read from beginning to end, and is compiled for ease of reference. Examples include encyclopedias and dictionaries.
REFERENCE WORKS, noun. Plural of reference work

Dictionary definition

REFERENCE, noun. 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, 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".
REFERENCE, noun. An indicator that orients you generally; "it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved".
REFERENCE, noun. A book to which you can refer for authoritative facts; "he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic".
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".
REFERENCE, 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".
REFERENCE, noun. The act of referring or consulting; "reference to an encyclopedia produced the answer".
REFERENCE, noun. 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".
REFERENCE, noun. (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored.
REFERENCE, noun. 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".
REFERENCE, verb. Refer to; "he referenced his colleagues' work".

Wise words

There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.