verb (used with object), ref·er·enced, ref·er·enc·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for reference
We don’t ask you any information about your feet, or to use a reference object.Xesto is a foot scanning app that simplifies shoe gifting|Natasha Lomas|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
If such references suggest quaint nostalgia, that’s not all that flourishes in Wolfe’s dreamfields.In the galleries: The Washington colorists and the CIA|Mark Jenkins|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Following Mach’s lead, Einstein wanted to assert that motion was not defined by reference to absolute space, but only relative to other motion.When Einstein Tilted at Windmills - Issue 93: Forerunners|Amanda Gefter|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
Zamir said that Nana was named after his mother, who raised David as a single parent after his father passed away, a reference to working hard and being practical.Nana nabs $6M for an online academy and marketplace dedicated to appliance repair|Ingrid Lunden|November 12, 2020|TechCrunch
Pavón’s images include explicit references to the pandemic, but always combined with other themes.For this artist and his girlfriend, life in lockdown became a creative opportunity|Mark Jenkins|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
“I like decorating my slaves,” she said, referencing the rope, her thin, crimson-coated lips peeling off her front teeth.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A business partner mentioned a failed phone call, also referencing the mysterious Krystal.
I think all of us who are impacted by it have been referencing it in one way or another for years in our work.‘Phineas and Ferb’ Pilot Disney’s Premier Voyage into ‘Star Wars’|Jason Lynch|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Its name roughly translates to “pig pear,” referencing the only animals contented to eat it.What to Drink When it’s Cold? The Glory of Austrian Schnaps|Jordan Salcito|January 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was referencing the only Village folk club with a liquor license in those days.
Footnotes have been moved so as to follow the referencing paragraph.The Argentine in the Twentieth Century|Albert B. Martinez
Simple typographical errors were corrected, sometimes by referencing a different edition of this book.Agnes of Sorrento|Harriet Beecher Stowe
The line of argument deserves priority over the stereotypes of referencing.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
Page 312—there were two entries for Iphitus (one referencing p. 192 and incorrectly located before the entry for Ino).The Student's Mythology|Catherine Ann White
The referencing of partial scars is a problem in which many factors are present.The Science of Fingerprints|Federal Bureau of Investigation
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.