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English definition of “reference”

reference

noun [C or U] (MENTION)    /ˈref.ər.əns/ US  /-ɚ-/
B2 a mention of something: Knowing what had happened, I avoided making any reference to (= mentioning) weddings.formal I am writing with/in reference to (= in connection with) your letter of 15 March.Quoting and making references
(Definition of reference noun (MENTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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