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Main Entry: 1ref·er·ence
Pronunciation: primarystressref-schwarn(t)s, primarystressref-(schwa-)rschwan(t)s
Function: noun
1 : the act of referring
2 : a relation to or concern with something : RESPECT <with reference to what was said>
3 a : a remark referring to something : ALLUSION <made reference to our agreement> b : a sign or indication referring a reader to another book or portion of a written work c : use as sources of information <volumes for ready reference>
4 a : a person to whom questions as to another person's honesty or ability can be addressed b : a statement of the qualifications of a person seeking employment or appointment given by someone familiar with them c : a book, document, or portion of a written work to which a reader is referred

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