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Definition of reference:

  1. A work, or a passage in a work, to which one is referred.
  2. Appeal.
  3. One of whom inquires can be made as to the integrity, capacity, and the like, of another.
  4. One who, or that which, is referred to.
  5. Relation; regard; respect.
  6. That which refers to something; a specific direction of the attention; as, a reference in a text- book.
  7. The act of referring, or the state of being referred; as, reference to a chart for guidance.
  8. The act of submitting a matter in dispute to the judgment of one or more persons for decision.
  9. The process of sending any matter, for inquiry in a cause, to a master or other officer, in order that he may ascertain facts and report to the court.


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