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reference

noun

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1 something mentioned in a text as providing related and especially supporting information
  • the author's argument is interesting, but the lack of references makes me wonder if it can be proven

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2 relation to or concern with something specified
  • this reply is in reference to your last question

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reference

verb

Synonyms of reference (Entry 2 of 2)

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The first known use of reference was in 1579

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referees

reference

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“Reference.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/reference. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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