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referral

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noun re·fer·ral \ri-ˈfər-əl\

Simple Definition of referral

  • : the act of sending someone to another person or place for treatment, help, advice, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of referral

  1. 1 :  the act, action, or an instance of referring <gave the patient a referral to a specialist>

  2. 2 :  one that is referred

1927

First Known Use of referral

1927

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Medical Dictionary

referral

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noun re·fer·ral \ri-ˈfər-əl\

Medical Definition of referral

  1. 1:  the process of directing or redirecting (as a medical case or a patient) to an appropriate specialist or agency for definitive treatment

  2. 2:  an individual that is referred




Law Dictionary

referral

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noun re·fer·ral \ri-ˈfər-əl\

Legal Definition of referral

  1. :  the act or an instance of referring <appealed the referral of the bill to the Budget Committee>




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