Definition of reference verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    reference

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈrɛfrəns//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reference
     
    he / she / it references
     
    past simple referenced
     
    -ing form referencing
     
     
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  1. 1reference something to refer to something The following is a guide to locating some of the information referenced in this publication.
  2. 2reference something to provide a book, etc. with references Each chapter is referenced, citing literature up to 2010.
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