Mis-reference



[ref-er-uh ns, ref-ruh ns] /ˈrɛf ər əns, ˈrɛf rəns/

noun
1.
an act or instance of .
2.
a mention; allusion.
3.
something for which a name or designation stands; denotation.
4.
a direction in a book or writing to some other book, passage, etc.
5.
a book, passage, etc., to which one is directed.
6.
(def 2).
7.
material contained in a footnote or bibliography, or to by a reference mark.
8.
use or recourse for purposes of information:
a library for public reference.
9.
a person to whom one for testimony as to one’s character, abilities, etc.
10.
a statement, usually written, as to a person’s character, abilities, etc.
11.
relation, regard, or respect:
all persons, without reference to age.
verb (used with object), referenced, referencing.
12.
to furnish (a book, dissertation, etc.) with references:
Each new volume is thoroughly referenced.
13.
to arrange (notes, data, etc.) for easy reference:
Statistical data is referenced in the glossary.
14.
to to:
to reference a file.
/ˈrɛfərəns; ˈrɛfrəns/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of referring
2.
something referred, esp proceedings submitted to a referee in law
3.
a direction of the attention to a passage elsewhere or to another book, document, etc
4.
a book or passage referred to
5.
a mention or allusion: this book contains several references to the Civil War
6.
(philosophy)

7.

8.
a written testimonial regarding one’s character or capabilities
9.
a person referred to for such a testimonial
10.

11.
point of reference, a fact forming the basis of an evaluation or assessment; criterion
12.
terms of reference, the specific limits of responsibility that determine the activities of an investigating body, etc
verb (transitive)
13.
to furnish or compile a list of references for (an academic thesis, publication, etc)
14.
to make a reference to; refer to: he referenced Chomsky, 1956
preposition
15.
(commerce) with reference to: reference your letter of the 9th inst, re
n.

1580s, “act of referring,” from refer + -ance, or else from French référence, from Medieval Latin *referentia, from Latin referentem (nominative referens), present participle of referre (see refer). Meaning “direction to a book or passage” is recorded from 1610s. Meaning “testimonial” is from 1895. Reference book dates from 1808. Phrase in reference to is attested from 1590s.
v.

1620s, “to assign;” as “to provide with a reference,” 1837 (implied in referenced), from reference (n.). Related: Referencing.
see: in regard (reference) to

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