verb (used with object), ref·er·enced, ref·er·enc·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for reference
The only reference to the service I offer is my email signature that links to a sales page.How to immediately profit from your next piece of content|Nico Prins|October 29, 2020|Search Engine Watch
This leads you to want to get paid even more money, and so you become hyper-focused on the incentive and your reference points start to change.How to Stop Feeling Crushed for Time - Issue 92: Frontiers|Brian Gallagher|October 28, 2020|Nautilus
For reference, It can charge an iPhone 11 just under 5 times in one charge.
Readers who are very familiar with tech are going to recognize where these references come from.Former Facebook employee’s new book exposes Big Tech’s dirty secrets|Danielle Abril|October 25, 2020|Fortune
Initially, the post included an explicit reference to Jones having a same-sex partner, but that has since been removed.Anti-trans attacks on Gina Ortiz Jones continue in competitive Texas race|Chris Johnson|October 21, 2020|Washington Blade
In John Barleycorn, Heinold and his bar are referenced a whooping 17 times.
One expects that an ecstatically rendered sex scene would follow, but their first night together is only tacitly referenced.Hell Hath No Fury Like Valerie Trierweiler, the French President’s Ex|Lizzie Crocker|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He then referenced the film Anchorman: “I personally have many leather-bound books, and my house smells of rich mahogany.”
Unfortunately, these problems are merely alluded to—referenced as the important work that feminism does or can do.The Perils of Glitzy Celebrity Feminism Having a Moment|Amy Zimmerman|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, Adriana referenced a proposal “to transform the current prison into a cultural center.”Cocaine, Politicians and Wives: Inside the World’s Most Bizarre Prison|Jason Batansky|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Index links lead only to the top of the page, not to the exact item referenced.Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2|Jane Marcet
When accent marks or spelling of some Index entries differed from the referenced text, the Index entries were changed.Stories of Old Greece and Rome|Emilie Kip Baker
In cases where no appropriate heading was available on the page, the top of the referenced page is linked.The Adventures of a Grain of Dust|Hallam Hawksworth
For clarity, some footnotes have been placed under the chapter headings where they are referenced.Ephemera Critica|John Churton Collins
Page 561: Footnote A was not referenced in the text; Transcriber attributed it to the title of the article.
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.