the act of referring
- "He contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic"
- "it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved"
- "reference to an encyclopedia produced the answer"
- referens [ allmänt ]
the class of objects that an expression refers to
- referenspunkt [ teknik ]
A publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to
- "He carried an armful of references back to his desk"
- "The speaker made several references to his wife"