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A critical or explanatory note, usually included in a bibliography in a particular written communication (paper or electronic).
A written or verbal communication to a requesting party about a person’s, in particular a doctor’s, qualifications for a particular post.
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referenceadjective Referring to a standard or norm noun Medical communication noun
1. A note in an article or publication that refers the reader to another passage or source.
2. An entry in a bibliography; a citation of previously published material, which includes author names, title of the article, journal, yr, volume and pages in which it was published.
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reference(rĕf′ĕr-ĕns) [L. referre, to bring back, to report]
1. A standard for the evaluation of objects, data, or ideas.
2. A link or connection between data, ideas, or objects.
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