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referent

ref·er·ent

referent

 
 
pronunciation:
re f rnt
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: anything in the real world or in the imagination that is symbolized or referred to by a word or other symbol.
Whether we call a particular plant "that flower" or "that weed" or even "that thing," the referent is the same.
similar words:
antecedent
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