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reference British & World English

The action of mentioning or alluding to something

reference English Thesaurus

his journal contains many references to railways

map reference British & World English

A set of numbers and letters specifying a location as represented on a map

cross reference British & World English

A reference to another text or part of a text, typically given in order to elaborate on a point

grid reference British & World English

A map reference indicating a location in terms of a series of vertical and horizontal grid lines identified by numbers or letters

reference book British & World English

A book intended to be consulted for information on specific matters

reference frame British & World English

See frame of reference.

reference group British & World English

A social group that a person takes as a standard in forming attitudes and behavior

reference point British & World English

A basis or standard for evaluation, assessment, or comparison; a criterion

cross reference New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen as verb; abbreviation xref.)

reference library British & World English

A library, typically one holding many reference books, in which the books are not for loan but may be read on site

frame of reference British & World English

A set of criteria in relation to which judgements can be made

terms of reference British & World English

The scope and limitations of an activity or area of knowledge

with reference to British & World English

In relation to; as regards

reference electrode British & World English

An electrode having an accurately maintained potential, used as a reference for measurement by other electrodes

for future reference British & World English

For use at a later date

credit reference agency British & World English

A company which collects information relating to the credit ratings of individuals and makes it available to banks, finance companies, etc.

frame of reference in frame British & World English

A set of criteria in relation to which judgements can be made

terms of reference in reference British & World English

The scope and limitations of an activity or area of knowledge


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