1. A remark that calls attention to something or someone (synset 106778981)
    "she made frequent mention of her promotion"; "there was no mention of it"; "the speaker made several references to his wife"
  2. A short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage (synset 106776392)
    "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"
  3. An indicator that orients you generally (synset 107273000)
    "it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved"
  4. A book to which you can refer for authoritative facts (synset 106429241)
    "he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic"
  5. A formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability (synset 106707541)
    "requests for character references are all too often answered evasively"
  6. The most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression;
    The class of objects that an expression refers to (synset 105931581)
    "the extension of `satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos"
  7. The act of referring or consulting (synset 101266543)
    "reference to an encyclopedia produced the answer"
  8. A publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to (synset 107273332)
    "he carried an armful of references back to his desk"; "he spent hours looking for the source of that quotation"
  9. (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored (synset 106367922)
  10. The relation between a word or phrase and the object or idea it refers to (synset 105931946)
    "he argued that reference is a consequence of conditioned reflexes"
  1. Refer to (synset 201709116)
    "he referenced his colleagues' work"

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