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: the act, action, or an instance of referring
gave the patient a referral to a specialist
: one that is referred
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1927, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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: the act of sending someone to another person or place for treatment, help, advice, etc.
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: the process of directing or redirecting (as a medical case or a patient) to an appropriate specialist or agency for definitive treatment
: an individual that is referred
: the act or an instance of referring
appealed the referral of the bill to the Budget Committee
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