Synonyms for reference

Synonyms for (noun) reference

Synonyms: reference, consultation

Definition: the act of referring or consulting

Usage: reference to an encyclopedia produced the answer

Similar words: action

Definition: something done (usually as opposed to something said)

Usage: there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions


Synonyms: denotation, reference, extension

Definition: the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to

Usage: the extension of `satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos

Similar words: meaning, substance

Definition: the idea that is intended

Usage: What is the meaning of this proverb?


Synonyms: reference

Definition: the relation between a word or phrase and the object or idea it refers to

Usage: he argued that reference is a consequence of conditioned reflexes

Similar words: meaning, substance

Definition: the idea that is intended

Usage: What is the meaning of this proverb?


Synonyms: address, computer address, reference

Definition: (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored

Similar words: code, computer code

Definition: (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions


Synonyms: book of facts, reference, reference book, reference work

Definition: a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts

Usage: he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic

Similar words: book

Definition: a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)

Usage: I am reading a good book on economics


Synonyms: character, character reference, reference

Definition: a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability

Usage: requests for character references are all too often answered evasively

Similar words: testimonial, recommendation, good word

Definition: something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable


Synonyms: mention, quotation, reference, citation, cite, acknowledgment, credit

Definition: a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage

Usage: 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

Similar words: annotation, notation, note

Definition: a comment or instruction (usually added)

Usage: his notes were appended at the end of the article; he added a short notation to the address on the envelope


Synonyms: mention, reference

Definition: a remark that calls attention to something or someone

Usage: she made frequent mention of her promotion; there was no mention of it; the speaker made several references to his wife

Similar words: input, remark, comment

Definition: a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information

Usage: from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account


Synonyms: point of reference, reference, reference point

Definition: an indicator that orients you generally

Usage: it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved

Similar words: indicator

Definition: a signal for attracting attention


Synonyms: reference, source

Definition: a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to

Usage: he carried an armful of references back to his desk; he spent hours looking for the source of that quotation

Similar words: publication

Definition: a copy of a printed work offered for distribution

Synonyms for (verb) reference

Synonyms: cite, reference

Definition: refer to

Usage: he referenced his colleagues' work

Similar words: compose, write, indite, pen

Definition: produce a literary work

Usage: She composed a poem; He wrote four novels