for future reference

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of for future reference

: for the purpose of being looked at for information in the future
  • You should keep these instructions for future reference.

Word by Word Definitions

future play
  1. : that is to be

  2. : of, relating to, or constituting a verb tense expressive of time yet to come

  3. : existing or occurring at a later time

  1. : time that is to come

  2. : what is going to happen

  3. : an expectation of advancement or progressive development

reference play
  1. : the act of referring or consulting

  2. : a bearing on a matter : relation

  3. : something that refers: such as

  1. : used or usable for reference

  1. : to supply with references

  2. : to cite in or as a reference

  3. : to put in a form (such as a table) adapted to easy reference


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