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English definition of “referral”

referral

noun [C or U]     /rɪˈfɜː.rəl/ US  /-ˈfɝː.əl/
the act of directing someone to a different place or person for information, help, or action, often to a person or group with more knowledge or power: The doctor gave him a referral to (= arranged for him to see) the consultant.Treating and caring for peopleTaking someone somewhere or telling them the way
(Definition of referral noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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