[ ri-fur-uh l ]
/ rɪˈfɜr əl /


an act of referring; the state of being referred.
an instance of referring.
a person recommended to someone or for something.

Origin of referral

First recorded in 1930–35; refer + -al2

Can be confused

reference referral Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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