a group with which an individual identifies and whose values the individual accepts as guiding principles.
in sociology, a group with which one identifies and shares attitudes, beliefs, or ideals; also, a group which a person hopes to join
noun 1. Surveying. a permanent mark set at a specific distance in a specific direction from a survey station so as to permit accurate reestablishment of the station. 2. any of various written or printed symbols, as an asterisk (*), dagger (†), or superscript number, used to indicate the presence of further information in a […]
- Reference values
reference values ref·er·ence values (rěf’ər-əns, rěf’rəns) pl.n. A set of laboratory test values obtained from an individual or from a group in a defined state of health.
- Reference works
reference works definition Books and other works that contain useful facts and information, such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and bibliographies.
noun 1. an act or instance of referring. 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. reference mark (def 2). 7. material contained in […]