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reference

Part of speech: Noun

The act of submitting a matter to another to settle or of consulting an authority for information; a directing of attention to something; a passing allusion; a note, etc., in a book or writing, directing attention to some other book or passage; also, the passage, etc., to which attention is directed; a person to whom inquiries may be directed regarding another person; a written statement of the ability of a person given by another; relation; respect; as, with reference to your request.

Part of speech: Adjective

Suitable to be used in securing information; as, a reference library.

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