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Synonyms for (noun) reference

Synonyms: reference, consultation Definition: the act of referring or consulting Usage: reference to an encyclopedia produced the answer

Similar words: action Definition: something done (usually as opposed to something said) Usage: there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions

Synonyms: denotation, reference, extension Definition: the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to Usage: the extension of `satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos

Similar words: meaning, substance Definition: the idea that is intended Usage: What is the meaning of this proverb?

Synonyms: reference Definition: the relation between a word or phrase and the object or idea it refers to Usage: he argued that reference is a consequence of conditioned reflexes

Similar words: meaning, substance Definition: the idea that is intended Usage: What is the meaning of this proverb?

Synonyms: address, computer address, reference Definition: (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored

Similar words: code, computer code Definition: (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions

Synonyms: book of facts, reference, reference book, reference work Definition: a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts Usage: he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic

Similar words: book Definition: a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together) Usage: I am reading a good book on economics

Synonyms: character, character reference, reference Definition: a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability Usage: requests for character references are all too often answered evasively

Similar words: testimonial, recommendation, good word Definition: something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable

Synonyms: mention, quotation, reference, citation, cite, acknowledgment, credit Definition: a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage Usage: the student's essay failed to list several important citations; the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book; the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

Similar words: annotation, notation, note Definition: a comment or instruction (usually added) Usage: his notes were appended at the end of the article; he added a short notation to the address on the envelope

Synonyms: mention, reference Definition: a remark that calls attention to something or someone Usage: she made frequent mention of her promotion; there was no mention of it; the speaker made several references to his wife

Similar words: input, remark, comment Definition: a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information Usage: from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account

Synonyms: point of reference, reference, reference point Definition: an indicator that orients you generally Usage: it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved

Similar words: indicator Definition: a signal for attracting attention

Synonyms: reference, source Definition: a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to Usage: he carried an armful of references back to his desk; he spent hours looking for the source of that quotation

Similar words: publication Definition: a copy of a printed work offered for distribution

Synonyms for (verb) reference

Synonyms: cite, reference Definition: refer to Usage: he referenced his colleagues' work

Similar words: compose, write, indite, pen Definition: produce a literary work Usage: She composed a poem; He wrote four novels