Nouns (20)

consultation, reference
n. the act of referring or consulting; "reference to an encyclopedia produced the answer"
extension, denotation, reference
n. the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to; "the extension of `satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos"
reference
n. the relation between a word or phrase and the object or idea it refers to; "he argued that reference is a consequence of conditioned reflexes"
book of facts, reference work, reference book, reference
n. a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts; "he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic"
character reference, reference, character
n. a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability; "requests for character references are all too often answered evasively"
reference, mention
n. a remark that calls attention to something or someone; "she made frequent mention of her promotion"; "there was no mention of it"; "the speaker made several references to his wife"
point of reference, reference point, reference
n. an indicator that orients you generally; "it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved"
source, reference
n. a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to; "he carried an armful of references back to his desk"; "he spent hours looking for the source of that quotation"

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cite, reference
v. refer to; "he referenced his colleagues' work"

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Fuzzynyms (21)

credentials, credential, certification, certificate
n. a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
credentials, credential, certification, certificate
n. a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
import, signification, significance, meaning
n. the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"
stock-purchase warrant, stock warrant, warrant
n. a type of security issued by a corporation (usually together with a bond or preferred stock) that gives the holder the right to purchase a certain amount of common stock at a stated price; "as a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities"
definition
n. a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol
indication
n. something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary; "there were indications that it was time to leave"
breath, intimation, hint
n. an indirect suggestion; "not a breath of scandal ever touched her"
implication
n. an accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection

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