referral

noun
re·​fer·​ral | \ ri-ˈfər-əl How to pronounce referral (audio) \

Definition of referral

1 : the act, action, or an instance of referring gave the patient a referral to a specialist
2 : one that is referred

Examples of referral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Starting Monday, qualifying people can contact the 15 Connecticut providers that will administer the vaccine without a referral from a doctor or the health department. Hartford Courant, 29 July 2022 Authorities became aware of the girl’s pregnancy in late June through a referral by a local children’s services department that was made by the child’s mother, Huhn testified. Elizabeth Wolfe, CNN, 25 July 2022 Columbus, Ohio, police said they were made aware of the girl's rape on June 22 through a referral by Franklin County Children Services that was made by her mother. The Indianapolis Star, 14 July 2022 However, the remaining stages are acquisition, activation, retention, revenue and referral. John Hall, Forbes, 24 July 2022 Bannon was indicted in November on two counts of criminal contempt of Congress, a month after the Justice Department received the House panel's referral. Arkansas Online, 23 July 2022 Bannon was indicted in November on two counts of criminal contempt of Congress, a month after the Justice Department received the House panel’s referral. Ashraf Khalil, Anchorage Daily News, 22 July 2022 Bannon was indicted in November on two counts of criminal contempt of Congress, a month after the Justice Department received the House panel’s referral. Ashraf Khalil, BostonGlobe.com, 22 July 2022 Bannon was indicted in November on two counts of criminal contempt of Congress, a month after the Justice Department received the House panel’s referral. Ashraf Khalil, Chicago Tribune, 22 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of referral

1927, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Referral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/referral. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for referral

referral

noun
re·​fer·​ral | \ ri-ˈfər-əl How to pronounce referral (audio) \

Medical Definition of referral

1 : the process of directing or redirecting (as a medical case or a patient) to an appropriate specialist or agency for definitive treatment
2 : an individual that is referred

referral

noun
re·​fer·​ral | \ ri-ˈfər-əl How to pronounce referral (audio) \

Legal Definition of referral

: the act or an instance of referring appealed the referral of the bill to the Budget Committee

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