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General dictionaries General (31 matching dictionaries)
  1. reference: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  2. reference: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. reference: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. reference: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. reference, reference: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. reference: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  7. Reference, reference: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. reference: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. Reference: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. reference: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. reference: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. reference: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. reference: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. reference: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. reference: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. reference: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Reference (C++), Reference (C++ type), Reference (C Plus Plus), Reference (computer science), Reference (disambiguation), Reference (programming), Reference (work), Reference: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Reference: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. reference: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. reference: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. reference: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. reference: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. reference: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  24. Reference, Reference, Reference, Reference, Reference, Reference, Reference, Reference, Reference, Reference, Reference, Reference, Reference, Reference, Reference, Reference, Reference, Reference, Reference, Reference, Reference, Reference, Reference, Reference, Reference, Reference: The Phrontistery - A Dictionary of Obscure Words [home, info]
  25. reference: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  26. reference: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  27. reference: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  28. reference: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  29. reference: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (7 matching dictionaries)
  1. reference: Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names [home, info]
  2. reference: Philosophy of Mind [home, info]
  3. reference: The Organon: A Conceptually Indexed Dictionary (by Genus and Differentia) [home, info]
  4. reference: Linguistic Glossary [home, info]
  5. reference: Literary Criticism [home, info]
  6. Reference: Lexicon of Linguistics [home, info]
  7. reference: ODLIS: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (6 matching dictionaries)
  1. Reference: MoneyGlossary.com [home, info]
  2. Reference: THE 'LECTRIC LAW LIBRARY'S REFERENCE ROOM [home, info]
  3. reference: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  4. REFERENCE: Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition [home, info]
  5. Reference (work), reference: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  6. reference: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. reference: Free On-line Dictionary of Computing [home, info]
  2. Reference: Game Dictionary [home, info]
  3. Reference (computer science), reference: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. reference: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  2. Reference: Hepatitis C Information Central [home, info]
  3. reference: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. reference: Sound-Alike Words [home, info]
  2. reference: Idioms [home, info]
  3. reference: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. reference: Botanical Terms [home, info]
  2. reference: FOLDOP - Free On Line Dictionary Of Philosophy [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Reference: Dictionary for Avionics [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (reference)

noun:  the act of referring or consulting ("Reference to an encyclopedia produced the answer")
noun:  the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to
noun:  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:  a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to ("He carried an armful of references back to his desk")
noun:  a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts ("He contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic")
noun:  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 to often answered evasively")
noun:  a remark that calls attention to something or someone ("The speaker made several references to his wife")
noun:  an indicator that orients you generally ("It is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved")
noun:  a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
verb:  refer to ("He referenced his colleagues' work")

Word origin

Phrases that include reference:   reference frame, reference work, reference library, date of reference, common hardware reference platform, more...

Words similar to reference:   character, citation, cite, consultation, credit, denotation, extension, mention, quotation, referenced, referencing, source, book of facts, character reference, point of reference, reference book, reference point, reference work, testimonial, more...


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