reference mark


Definition of reference mark

: a conventional mark (such as *, †, or ‡) placed in written or printed text to direct the reader's attention especially to a footnote

Examples of reference mark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cut just to the outside of the curved line, leaving a small flat on the top edge of the upright where the center line is marked as a reference mark. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, "How To Make an Heirloom Toolbox," 25 Feb. 2020 On each piece put a reference mark on the end grain to indicate the flattest side. Ricard Romanski, Popular Mechanics, "How To Build Your Very Own Indoor Firewood Rack," 8 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of reference mark

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Reference mark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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