The act or process of transferring someone or something to another, of sending by reference, or referring.
‘The insurance company insists I get a referral from my regular doctor. I can't just go to the specialist; a GP has got to refer me.’;
misspelling of referral
(slang) A document used by schools detailing some form of a student's misbehavior and listing the actions taken before and after the student's receipt of the referral.
‘After misbehaving in class, George was given a referral for disrupting class and sent to the office.’;
a recommendation to consult the (professional) person referred to;
‘this patient is a referral from Dr. Bones’;
the act of referring (as forwarding an applicant for employment or referring a matter to an appropriate agency)