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reference

Philosophy
a. the relation between a word, phrase, or symbol and the object or idea to which it refers
b. the object referred to by an expression

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5) The objective reference of a belief is connected with the fact that all or some of the constituents of its content have meaning.
00) is very useful for reference though now much in need of revision.
Among the gentry of America; among the well-informed and moderate: in the learned professions; at the bar and on the bench: there is, as there can be, but one opinion, in reference to the vicious character of these infamous journals.
With reference to diplomacy, all Napoleon's arguments as to his magnanimity and justice, both to Tutolmin and to Yakovlev (whose chief concern was to obtain a greatcoat and a conveyance), proved useless; Alexander did not receive these envoys and did not reply to their embassage.
In reference," proceeds the Chancellor, still on Jarndyce and Jarndyce, "to the young girl--"
In reference to these gentry, I may here quote a few words from the original preface to this book.
I directed him, with jocose reference to the collision of interests between us, to address his letter: "Tit for Tat, Post-office, West Strand.
We should therefore solve the question by reference to what the poet says himself, or to what is tacitly assumed by a person of intelligence.
He made no reference to his illness till after the lesson: and then, just as he was leaving, at the door, which he held open, he paused.
As the reference to the Confession passed his lips for the second time, the sinking energy in the woman leaped up in her once more.
The Parable is the designed use of language purposely intended to convey a hidden and secret meaning other than that contained in the words themselves; and which may or may not bear a special reference to the hearer, or reader.
A confused sensation of having suddenly lost my familiarity with the past, without acquiring any additional clearness of idea in reference to the present or the future, took possession of my mind.