Definition of for future reference
- You should keep these instructions for future reference.
: that is to be
: of, relating to, or constituting a verb tense expressive of time yet to come
: existing or occurring at a later time
: time that is to come
: what is going to happen
: an expectation of advancement or progressive development
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