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reference
'rɛfərəns
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English Definition
(名) As a noun
  1. The act of referring or consulting.
  2. The most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to.
  3. The relation between a word or phrase and the object or idea it refers to.
  4. The code that identifies where a piece of information is stored.
  5. A book to which you can refer for authoritative facts.
  6. A formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability.
  7. A short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage.
  8. A remark that calls attention to something or someone.
  9. An indicator that orients you generally.
  10. A publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to.
(动) As a verb
  1. Refer to.
Hyphenationref•er•ence
Part of Speech(名) noun, (及物的动) transitive verb, (介) preposition
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提及tíjíto mention; to raise (a subject); to bring to somebody's attention
涉及shèjíto involve; to touch upon (a topic)
参考cānkǎoconsultation; reference; to consult; to refer
查阅cháyuèto consult; to refer to; to look something up in a reference source
介绍信jièshào xìnletter of introduction
关系guānxì, guānxivariant of 關係
关联guānliánrelated; linked; affiliated
参考文献cānkǎo wénxiàncited material; reference (to the literature); bibliography
指称zhǐchēngdesignation; reference; to refer to
参考书目cānkǎo shūmùbibliography; reference
引征yǐnzhēngquotation; citing; to cite; to reference
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