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Synonyms for referenceˈrɛf ər əns, ˈrɛf rəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mention, reference(noun)

    a remark that calls attention to something or someone

    Synonyms:
    extension, denotation, character reference, reference point, reference, mention, honorable mention, reference book, credit, acknowledgment, point of reference, reference work, computer address, consultation, address, quotation, character, cite, book of facts, source, citation

  2. citation, cite, acknowledgment, credit, reference, mention, quotation(noun)

    a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage

    Synonyms:
    extension, denotation, commendation, course credit, book of facts, character reference, credit rating, reference point, character, reference, mention, citation, honorable mention, deferred payment, acknowledgement, reference book, quote, acknowledgment, credit entry, recognition, computer address, consultation, address, source, quotation, cite, point of reference, credit, reference work

  3. reference point, point of reference, reference(noun)

    an indicator that orients you generally

    Synonyms:
    extension, denotation, source, character reference, reference point, point of reference, mention, reference book, credit, acknowledgment, quotation, computer address, reference, address, reference work, character, cite, book of facts, consultation, citation

  4. reference book, reference, reference work, book of facts(noun)

    a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts

    Synonyms:
    extension, denotation, character reference, reference point, reference, mention, reference book, credit, acknowledgment, point of reference, reference work, computer address, consultation, address, quotation, character, cite, book of facts, source, citation

  5. character, reference, character reference(noun)

    a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability

    Synonyms:
    reference point, type, role, reference, cite, case, eccentric, fictitious character, theatrical role, fibre, reference work, address, acknowledgment, quality, point of reference, fictional character, reference book, quotation, part, computer address, grapheme, denotation, consultation, source, fiber, book of facts, character, persona, extension, mention, citation, graphic symbol, character reference, credit, lineament

  6. reference, denotation, extension(noun)

    the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to

    Synonyms:
    prolongation, consultation, filename extension, reference, cite, reference point, extension phone, reference work, acknowledgment, point of reference, elongation, character, indication, quotation, telephone extension, denotation, extension service, source, propagation, address, book of facts, annexe, university extension, annex, file name extension, extension, mention, citation, computer address, reference book, character reference, credit, lengthiness, wing

  7. reference, consultation(noun)

    the act of referring or consulting

    Synonyms:
    extension, denotation, character reference, acknowledgment, reference point, reference book, mention, interview, credit, consultation, point of reference, reference work, audience, computer address, reference, address, quotation, character, cite, book of facts, source, citation

  8. reference, source(noun)

    a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to

    Synonyms:
    extension, rootage, denotation, character reference, acknowledgment, reference point, generator, reference book, author, seed, mention, reservoir, informant, germ, credit, beginning, consultation, origin, point of reference, reference work, computer address, reference, address, quotation, character, root, cite, book of facts, source, citation

  9. address, computer address, reference(noun)

    (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored

    Synonyms:
    extension, computer address, savoir-faire, book of facts, character reference, reference point, character, reference, mention, reference book, credit, acknowledgment, point of reference, citation, consultation, address, reference work, quotation, cite, denotation, destination, source, name and address, speech

  10. reference(verb)

    the relation between a word or phrase and the object or idea it refers to

    Synonyms:
    extension, denotation, character reference, acknowledgment, reference point, reference book, mention, credit, consultation, point of reference, reference work, computer address, address, quotation, character, cite, book of facts, source, citation

  11. reference, cite(verb)

    refer to

    Synonyms:
    bring up, refer, advert, adduce, name, summon, reference, quote, abduce, mention, summons, cite

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reference(n.)

    Synonyms:
    respect, regard, relation

  2. reference(n.)

    Synonyms:
    allusion, intimation, hint


Translations for reference

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • إشارةArabic
  • Referenz, referenzieren, QuelleGerman
  • πηγέςGreek
  • referencoEsperanto
  • referenciaSpanish
  • referents, soovitus, viitama, allikasEstonian
  • referenssi, viitata, viite, suositus, lähdeviittaus, mainita, vertausarvo, lähdeFinnish
  • recommandation, référenceFrench
  • iomradhScottish Gaelic
  • referansHaitian Creole
  • riferimentoItalian
  • 参考, 照会, 参照する, 出典, 言及する, 照会先Japanese
  • 참조, 참고, 參照, 參考Korean
  • سه‌رچاوه‌Kurdish
  • referente, referentie, referentDutch
  • naaltsoos bitsʼą́ą́dóó ééhóziniiNavajo, Navaho
  • odnosić się doPolish
  • referenciar, referência, mencionarPortuguese
  • referință, sursă de referințăRomanian
  • референция, ссылаться, рекомендация, характеристика, ссылка, отношение, упоминать, поручительство, отсылка, источник, образецRussian
  • källhänvisning, källaSwedish
  • referans, kaynakTurkish
  • ریفرنسUrdu

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