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"reference book" in British English

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reference booknoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​book of ​facts, such as a ​dictionary or an ​encyclopedia, that you ​look at to ​discoverparticularinformation
(Definition of reference book from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)
Translations of “reference book”
in Arabic كِتاب مَرجِعي…
in Korean 참고 도서…
in Portuguese livro de consulta…
in Catalan llibre de referència…
in Japanese 参考書, 参考図書…
in Chinese (Simplified) 参考书, 工具书…
in Turkish başvuru kitabı, kaynak, referans…
in Russian справочник…
in Chinese (Traditional) 參考書, 工具書…
in Italian libro di consultazione…
in Polish wydawnictwo lub źródło encyklopedyczne…
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