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American English: /ˈrɛf(ə)rəns/
British English: /ˈrɛf(ə)r(ə)ns/

Translation of reference in Spanish:


  • 1 countable and uncountable (allusion)reference (to something/somebody)
    alusión (feminine) or referencia (feminine) (a algo/alguien)
    to make reference to something/somebody
    hacer alusión or referencia a algo/alguien
    mencionar algo/a alguien
    with reference to something
    con referencia or relación a algo
    en relación con algo
    Example sentences
    • They walked in the direction of the barn as he made reference to meeting her models for the project.
    • The extent to which folk medicine, which I've made reference to, is practiced is a measure of the quality of the medical service available in that community.
    • It is clear that both Messier and Bronfman had the TimeWarner / AOL model in mind when they made reference to music unfolding on the Internet.
  • 2 2.1 uncountable (consultation) for future reference
    para futura(s) consulta(s)
    for future reference, you ought to get authorization first
    de aquí en adelante tenga en cuenta que primero hay que pedir autorización
    for ease of reference
    para facilitar la consulta
    she did it without reference to me
    lo hizo sin consultarme
    reference library
    biblioteca (feminine) de consulta or de referencia
    for reference use only
    para consultar en sala
    Example sentences
    • The decision was taken without reference to the members who should have been made aware that a funding difficulty existed.
    • It is clear the applicant made a deliberate decision, without reference to planning officers, to implement changes.
    • We were left to make many decisions without reference to the office back in the city.
    2.2 countable (indicator) our reference: FMH/cs
    nuestra referencia: FMH/cs
    (before noun) reference mark reference number
  • 3 uncountable 3.1 (scope, remit) this matter lies outside the reference of the committee
    este asunto está fuera de las atribuciones or la competencia del comité
    that's outside the terms of reference of the investigation
    eso está fuera del ámbito de la investigación
    point of reference
    3.2 (relation)reference to something
    relación (feminine) con algo
    to bear/have reference to something
    tener relación con algo
  • 4 countable 4.1 (testimonial) can you provide references?
    ¿puede facilitarnos referencias?
    they didn't even take up references
    ni siquiera pidieron referencias or informes
    Example sentences
    • Mr Bradshaw handed in references from a previous employer which spoke of her reliability and honesty.
    • She's really down to earth and has fantastic references from her previous employers.
    • ‘I think any employer would want to do a fairly thorough check of references of previous employers of an individual,’ said Mitchell.
    4.2 (person giving testimonial) (US) you need two references
    necesitas el aval de dos personas
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