Definition of reference verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

reference

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈrefrəns//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrefrəns//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reference
BrE BrE//ˈrefrəns//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrefrəns//
 
he / she / it references
BrE BrE//ˈrefrənsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrefrənsɪz//
 
past simple referenced
BrE BrE//ˈrefrənst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrefrənst//
 
past participle referenced
BrE BrE//ˈrefrənst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrefrənst//
 
-ing form referencing
BrE BrE//ˈrefrənsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrefrənsɪŋ//
 
 
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reference something (formal) to refer to something; to provide a book, etc. with references Each chapter is referenced, citing literature up to 2008.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: reference