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See also référence

English

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Etymology

refer + -ence

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
reference

Plural
{{{1}}}

reference ({{{1}}})
  1. (semantics) A relation between objects in which one object designates, or acts as a means by which to connect to or link to, another object.
  2. a measurement one can compare to
  3. information about a person, provided by someone (a referee) with whom they are well acquainted
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A previously published written work within academic publishing, used as a source for theory or claims referred to which are used in the text.
  5. (programming) An object containing information which refers to data stored elsewhere, as opposed to containing the data itself.

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Verb

Infinitive
to reference

Third person singular
referenc

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to reference (third-person singular simple present referenc, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to refer to, to make reference to, to cite
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  2. to mention

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