reference book


reference book
`reference ,book noun count
a book that is intended to be used when you need a fact or piece of information, for example a dictionary

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Reference Bible — Reference Ref er*ence (r?f ?r ens), n. [See {Refer}.] 1. The act of referring, or the state of being referred; as, reference to a chart for guidance. [1913 Webster] 2. That which refers to something; a specific direction of the attention; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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