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American English: /rəˈfərəl/
British English: /rɪˈfəːr(ə)l/


countable and uncountable
  • I asked for (a) referral to a specialist
    pedí que me mandaran a un especialista
    pedí que me derivaran a un especialista (Latin America)
    we had 600 referrals last month
    el mes pasado nos enviaron 600 casos/pacientes
    Example sentences
    • Peters and Wade reviewed 2038 referrals to the Auckland Court Liaison Service over a two year period.
    • Initial referral to a review pharmacist included a copy of the patient's discharge letter.
    • As the previous speaker has said, National supports this legislation and its referral to the Regulations Review Committee.
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