reference mark


noun

Surveying. a permanent mark set at a specific distance in a specific direction from a survey station so as to permit accurate reestablishment of the station.
any of various written or printed symbols, as an asterisk (*), dagger (†), or superscript number, used to indicate the presence of further information in a footnote, bibliography, or other text.

Nearby words

  1. reference,
  2. reference book,
  3. reference electrode,
  4. reference frame,
  5. reference group,
  6. reference values,
  7. reference works,
  8. referendum,
  9. referent,
  10. referential

Origin of reference mark

First recorded in 1855–60

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