verb (used with object), ref·er·enced, ref·er·enc·ing.
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This includes navigating influencers trying to sell them products and teaching them to look for references when information is provided to them.A feminine wash for teens? Angry parents and gynecologists are on a social media crusade.|Abigail Higgins|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
It also comes with a stand so you can use your mannequin as a reference for drawing mid-air poses.Must-have art supplies to let your inner creative shine|Sandra Gutierrez G.|February 11, 2021|Popular Science
You never know when you’ll need it for reference or to show to someone.Replacing pieces of flatware or china can be a challenge. Here’s how to track them down.|Laura Daily|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Illumina’s sequencers read through each sample’s code and compare each letter to a reference sequence, looking for significant changes.Why Opening Restaurants Is Exactly What the Coronavirus Wants Us to Do|Caroline Chen|February 6, 2021|ProPublica
There are frequent, if general, references to forces bigger than one’s self.Peloton makes toning your glutes feel spiritual. But should Jesus be part of the experience?|Michelle Boorstein|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
In 2011 LGBT media outlet Queerty took the app to task for allegedly deleting accounts that made reference to being trans.
He then provides some insight into his psyche - complete with Animal House reference.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There is reference after reference to the “black community,” “black worth ethic,” and adherence to the “black value system.”
Indeed, designers frequently reference each other in their shows—and the press never fails to notice.
On his Instagram account (which has since been taken down), Brinsley made one reference to burning an American flag.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish|M.L. Nestel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These Eskimos were very fond of kite-flying, for its own sake, without reference to utility!The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Had he not meant the Fleet to shove in K. must have made some reference to the second Division, surely.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
For convenience of reference I now give the figure Alphabet tabulated.
She made no reference, for instance, to the fact that they might be frequently alone together now.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Take the memories of members of the learned professions—they are usually only reference memories.
British Dictionary definitions for reference
- the relation between a word, phrase, or symbol and the object or idea to which it refers
- the object referred to by an expressionCompare sense (def. 12)
- a source of information or facts
- (as modifier)a reference book; a reference library
- (foll by to) relation or delimitation, esp to or by membership of a specific class or group; respect or regardall people, without reference to sex or age
- (as modifier)a reference group
Derived forms of referencereferencer, nounreferential (ˌrɛfəˈrɛnʃəl), adjective
Idioms and Phrases with reference
see in regard (reference) to.