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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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Every master in Chancery has had a reference out of it.
Her letters are full of references to the school in which she took so strong an interest; and I think it more than likely that I may have discovered something when we meet again.
Before returning to London, the witness produced references which gave him an excellent character.
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 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, she raised her head.