Textual thesaurus for "Reference"

(noun) reference, consultation

the act of referring or consulting

reference to an encyclopedia produced the answer

(noun) denotation, reference, extension

the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to

the extension of `satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos

(noun) reference

the relation between a word or phrase and the object or idea it refers to

he argued that reference is a consequence of conditioned reflexes

(noun) address, computer address, reference

(computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored

(noun) book of facts, reference, reference book, reference work

a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts

he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic

(noun) character, character reference, reference

a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability

requests for character references are all too often answered evasively

(noun) mention, quotation, reference, citation, cite, acknowledgment, credit

a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage

the student's essay failed to list several important citations; the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book; the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

(noun) mention, reference

a remark that calls attention to something or someone

she made frequent mention of her promotion; there was no mention of it; the speaker made several references to his wife

(noun) point of reference, reference, reference point

an indicator that orients you generally

it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved

(noun) reference, source

a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to

he carried an armful of references back to his desk; he spent hours looking for the source of that quotation

(verb) cite, reference

refer to

he referenced his colleagues' work