9 Letters
5 Consonants
4 Vowels
3 Syllables
Types Of Speech
You can use reference as a noun or as a verb in a sentence.
About Reference
A 3 syllables noun and 9 letters with the letters c, e, f, n, and r, 5 consonants, 4 vowels and 3 syllables with the middle letter r. Reference starts with a consonant and ends with a vowel with the starting letters r, re, ref, refe, refer, and the ending characters are e, ce, nce, ence, rence, ..
The act of referring or consulting; "reference to an encyclopedia produced the answer"
School Grade
Reference is set as a grade eight word that starts with r, ends with e, 3 syllables, 4 vowels and 9 letters.
Pig Latin
Reference in Pig Latin is said as "eferenceray or eferencerway".
r | e | f | e | r | e | n | c | e
re | ef | fe | er | re | en | nc | ce
ref | efe | fer | ere | ren | enc | nce
refe | efer | fere | eren | renc | ence
Word Gram
Noun Examples
the act of referring or consulting;
"reference to an encyclopedia produced the answer"
the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression;
the class of objects that an expression refers to;
"the extension of `satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos"
the relation between a word or phrase and the object or idea it refers to;
"he argued that reference is a consequence of conditioned reflexes"
a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts;
"he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic"
a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability;
"requests for character references are all to often answered evasively"
a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage;
"the student's essay failed to list several important citations";
"the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book";
"the article includes mention of similar clinical
a remark that calls attention to something or someone;
"she made frequent mention of her promotion";
"there was no mention of it";
"the speaker made several references to his wife"
an indicator that orients you generally;
"it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved"
a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to;
"he carried an armful of references back to his desk";
"he spent hours looking for the source of that quotation"
Verb Examples
refer to;
"he referenced his colleagues' work"

Synonyms (Cognitive Synonyms) For "Reference"

There are 376 synonyms available. These are cognitive relationship words which is to say they have a similar meaning, mean the same thing, or have close definition and relationship to reference.

Acknowledgementa statement acknowledging something or someone
"she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment"
"the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her"
Acknowledgmenta statement acknowledging something or someone
"she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment"
"the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her"
Admonitioncautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger)
Advicea proposal for an appropriate course of action
Advocacyactive support
especially the act of pleading or arguing for something
Affective Meaning
Aggregatethe whole amount

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Reference derives from 3 words.

Word Definition
Consultadvise professionally
"The professor consults for industry"
Look Up
Referthink of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another
"This plant can be referred to a known species"


Reference has 1 hypernyms.

Word Definition
Actionsomething done (usually as opposed to something said)
"there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"


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