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reference

ref·er·ence

reference

 
 
pronunciation:
re f rns [or] re frns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or fact of mentioning.
The newspaper made no reference to the bus accident.
synonyms:
mention
definition 2: a source of information.
This dictionary is an excellent reference for writers.
synonyms:
authority
similar words:
resource
definition 3: a person who speaks in support of another for a position or job.
My teacher said I could use her as a reference when I applied for a summer job.
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