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Perusal vs. Reference

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Perusalnoun

The act of perusing; studying something carefully.

Referencenoun

A relationship or relation (to something).

Perusalnoun

The act of carefully viewing or examining.

Referencenoun

A measurement one can compare to.

Perusalnoun

The act of reading, especially of reading through or with care.

Referencenoun

Information about a person, provided by someone (a referee) with whom they are well acquainted.

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Perusalnoun

reading carefully with intent to remember

Referencenoun

A person who provides this information; a referee.

Referencenoun

A reference work.

Referencenoun

(semantics) A relation between objects in which one object designates, or acts as a means by which to connect to or link to, another object.

Referencenoun

(academic writing) A short written identification of a previously published work which is used as a source for a text.

Referencenoun

(academic writing) A previously published written work thus indicated; a source.

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Referencenoun

(programming) An object containing information which refers to data stored elsewhere, as opposed to containing the data itself.

Referencenoun

A special sequence used to represent complex characters in markup languages, such as ™ for the ™ symbol.

Referencenoun

(obsolete) Appeal.

Referenceverb

To provide a list of references for (a text).

‘You must thoroughly reference your paper before submitting it.’;

Referenceverb

To refer to, to use as a reference.

‘Reference the dictionary for word meanings.’;

Referenceverb

To mention, to cite.

‘In his speech, the candidate obliquely referenced the past failures of his opponent.’;

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Referenceverb

(programming) To contain the value that is a memory address of some value stored in memory.

‘The given pointer will reference the actual generated data.’;

Referencenoun

The act of referring, or the state of being referred; as, reference to a chart for guidance.

Referencenoun

That which refers to something; a specific direction of the attention; as, a reference in a text-book.

Referencenoun

Relation; regard; respect.

‘Something that hath a reference to my state.’;

Referencenoun

One who, or that which, is referred to.

Referencenoun

The act of submitting a matter in dispute to the judgment of one or more persons for decision.

Referencenoun

Appeal.

Referencenoun

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’;

Referencenoun

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

‘the student's essay failed to list several important citations’; ‘the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book’; ‘the article includes mention of similar clinical cases’;

Referencenoun

an indicator that orients you generally;

‘it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved’;

Referencenoun

a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts;

‘he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic’;

Referencenoun

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 to often answered evasively’;

Referencenoun

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’;

Referencenoun

the act of referring or consulting;

‘reference to an encyclopedia produced the answer’;

Referencenoun

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’;

Referencenoun

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’;

Referenceverb

refer to;

‘he referenced his colleagues' work’;

Reference

Reference is a relationship between objects in which one object designates, or acts as a means by which to connect to or link to, another object. The first object in this relation is said to refer to the second object.

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