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1. reference

noun. ['ˈrɛfɝəns, ˈrɛfrəns'] a remark that calls attention to something or someone.

Synonyms

  • comment
  • allusion
  • mention
  • remark
  • input
  • retrospection

Antonyms

  • irresponsibility
  • irresponsibleness
  • unthoughtfulness
  • juvenile

Etymology

  • -ence (English)
  • refer (English)

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Rhymes with Reference

  • deference

How do you pronounce reference?

Pronounce reference as ˈrɛfərəns.

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How do you spell reference? Is it refrence ?

A common misspelling of reference is refrence

Sentences with reference


1. Noun, singular or mass
As a reference point, 3 ounces of meat is about the size of a deck of cards.

Quotes about reference


1. The second one, the joint Truth and Friendship Commission, which we started now with Indonesia, that is the one that has been criticized; its terms of reference call for providing amnesty for those who cooperate in telling the truth. It does not lead to prosecution.
- Jose Ramos-Horta

2. A critic should be taught to criticise a work of art without making any reference to the personality of the author.
- Oscar Wilde

3. All I know is movies; I went to school, but movies are my reference point for everything. I figured I'd have to P.A. or intern in the art department. Because the filmmaking process is so many people creating to make one piece of magic, so I've always wanted to be involved. With the acting, I doubted it.
- Jordan Ladd

2. reference

noun. ['ˈrɛfɝəns, ˈrɛfrəns'] a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage.

Synonyms

  • cross-reference
  • acknowledgment
  • quotation
  • note
  • credit
  • mention
  • photo credit
  • cite
  • notation
  • citation
  • annotation

Antonyms

  • praise
  • uppercase
  • superscript
  • subscript

Etymology

  • -ence (English)
  • refer (English)

3. reference

noun. ['ˈrɛfɝəns, ˈrɛfrəns'] a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts.

Synonyms

  • book
  • book of maps
  • book of facts
  • enchiridion
  • cookery book
  • cyclopedia
  • cyclopaedia
  • reference book
  • encyclopaedia
  • wordbook
  • instruction book
  • cookbook
  • map collection
  • handbook
  • vade mecum
  • reference work
  • yearbook
  • yearly
  • encyclopedia
  • annual
  • directory
  • atlas

Antonyms

  • debit
  • cash
  • nonpayment
  • hardware

Etymology

  • -ence (English)
  • refer (English)

4. reference

noun. ['ˈrɛfɝəns, ˈrɛfrəns'] an indicator that orients you generally.

Synonyms

  • point of reference
  • lubber line
  • lubber's line
  • white line
  • bench mark
  • landmark
  • lubber's point
  • benchmark
  • reference point
  • lubber's mark
  • buoy
  • target
  • mark

Antonyms

  • agitate
  • erase
  • contraction
  • shortness

Etymology

  • -ence (English)
  • refer (English)

5. reference

noun. ['ˈrɛfɝəns, ˈrɛfrəns'] a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability.

Synonyms

  • good word
  • character
  • character reference
  • recommendation

Antonyms

  • go
  • skew
  • tactlessness
  • con

Etymology

  • -ence (English)
  • refer (English)

6. reference

noun. ['ˈrɛfɝəns, ˈrɛfrəns'] the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to.

Synonyms

  • meaning
  • denotation
  • substance

Antonyms

  • biennial
  • sink
  • detach
  • add

Etymology

  • -ence (English)
  • refer (English)

7. reference

noun. ['ˈrɛfɝəns, ˈrɛfrəns'] the act of referring or consulting.

Synonyms

  • consultation

Antonyms

  • trade edition
  • aperiodic

Etymology

  • -ence (English)
  • refer (English)

8. reference

noun. ['ˈrɛfɝəns, ˈrɛfrəns'] a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to.

Synonyms

  • publication

Antonyms

  • meaningless
  • approval

Etymology

  • -ence (English)
  • refer (English)

9. reference

noun. ['ˈrɛfɝəns, ˈrɛfrəns'] the relation between a word or phrase and the object or idea it refers to.

Synonyms

  • meaning

Antonyms

  • take away
  • acknowledged

Etymology

  • -ence (English)
  • refer (English)

10. reference

noun. ['ˈrɛfɝəns, ˈrɛfrəns'] (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored.

Synonyms

  • computer address
  • address
  • argument
  • URL
  • uniform resource locator
  • universal resource locator
  • computer code
  • parameter

Antonyms

  • rejection
  • low status
  • disapproval
  • mistrust

Etymology

  • -ence (English)
  • refer (English)
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