Meaning of “reference book” in the English Dictionary

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"reference book" in American English

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reference booknoun [ C ]

us /ˈref·ər·əns ˌbʊk, ˈref·rəns/

a book of facts, such as a dictionary or an encyclopedia, which you look at to get information

(Definition of “reference book” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)