Bedeutung von “reference” im Essential American English Dictionary

reference

noun us /ˈref·ər·əns/

something you say or write about someone or something:

In his book he makes / several references to his time in France.

[ no plural ] the act of looking at something to get information:

Please keep this handout for future reference (= to look at in the future).

a letter that is written by someone who knows you, to say if you are suitable for a job or position

(Definition von “reference” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)