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referential

[ ref-uh-ren-shuhl ]
/ ˌrɛf əˈrɛn ʃəl /
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adjective

having reference: referential to something.
containing a reference.
used for reference.

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Origin of referential

First recorded in 1650–60; referent + -ial

OTHER WORDS FROM referential

ref·er·en·tial·ly, adverb
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