- Referential transparency
programming An expression E is referentially transparent if any subexpression and its value (the result of evaluating it) can be interchanged without changing the value of E. This is not the case if the value of an expression depends on global state which can change value. The most common example of changing global state is […]
World-Wide Web A misspelling of “referrer” which somehow made it into the HTTP standard. A given web page’s referer (sic) is the URL of whatever web page contains the link that the user followed to the current page. Most browsers pass this information as part of a request. (1998-10-19)
verb (used with object), referred, referring. 1. to direct for information or anything required: He referred me to books on astrology. 2. to direct the attention or thoughts of: The asterisk refers the reader to a footnote. 3. to hand over or submit for information, consideration, decision, etc.: to refer the argument to arbitration. 4. […]
noun 1. an act of referring; the state of being referred. 2. an instance of referring. 3. a person recommended to someone or for something.