one to whom something is referred, especially for decision or settlement; arbitrator.
(in certain games and sports) a judge having functions fixed by the rules of the game or sport; umpire.
an authority who evaluates scientific, technical, or scholarly papers, grant proposals, or the like for the publication or funding institution to which they have been submitted.
Law. a person selected by a court to take testimony in a case and return it to the court with recommendations as to the decision.
verb (used with object), refereed, refereeing.
to preside over as referee; act as referee in.
verb (used without object), refereed, refereeing.
to act as referee.
a person to whom reference is made, esp for an opinion, information, or a decision
the umpire or judge in any of various sports, esp football and boxing, responsible for ensuring fair play according to the rules
a person who is willing to testify to the character or capabilities of someone
(law) See Official Referee
verb -ees, -eeing, -eed
to act as a referee (in); preside (over)
noun 1. one to whom something is referred, especially for decision or settlement; arbitrator. 2. (in certain games and sports) a judge having functions fixed by the rules of the game or sport; umpire. 3. an authority who evaluates scientific, technical, or scholarly papers, grant proposals, or the like for the publication or funding institution […]
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 […]
noun 1. a book containing useful facts or specially organized information, as an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, yearbook, etc. 2. Also called pass, passbook. South African. a domestic identity document carried by black citizens. reference book noun 1. a book, such as an encyclopedia, dictionary, etc, from which information may be obtained 2. (South African) another […]
- Reference counting
programming A garbage collection technique where each memory cell contains a count of the number of other cells which point to it. If this count reaches zero the cell is freed and its pointers to other cells are followed to decrement their counts, and so on recursively. This technique cannot cope with circular data structures. […]