reference

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˈrɛf.rəns/ or /ˈrɛf.ɜː(r).əns/, SAMPA: /"rEf.r@ns/ or /"rEf.3:(r).@ns/
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  • Hyphenation: ref‧er‧ence

Noun[change]

Singular
reference

Plural
references

  1. A reference is something that can be compared to.
    When making your model, use the model I created as a reference.

Verb[change]

Plain form
reference

Third-person singular
references

Past tense
referenced

Past participle
referenced

Present participle
referencing

  1. When you reference something, you cite it as a source.
    Reference the dictionary for the definition of this word.
  2. When you reference something, you mention it.