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noun reference pronunciation in American English /ˈref(ə)rəns/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a comment that mentions someone or something
    reference to: The title is apparently a reference to the singer’s brother.
    make a/no reference to: He politely made no reference to my messy appearance.
    passing reference (=a quick comment about someone or something): Her speech contained only a passing reference to tax reform.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of looking at something in order to get information
    The sentences are numbered for ease of reference.
    1. a.
      [only before noun] used to describe books or places where you can find information
      the reference section of the library
  3. 4
    [countable] a word or phrase that comes from a book or a poem
    His writing is full of obscure literary references.
  4. 5
    [countable] a writer or a piece of work that is mentioned in a piece of writing by someone else
    There was a long list of references at the end of the paper.
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  5. 6
    [countable] a number or symbol that shows someone where they can find information that they need
    reference number: Please quote your customer reference number if you need to contact us.
    Start your walk at map reference 2D.


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the buying and selling of human organs

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