character reference

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n character reference 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 too often answered evasively"
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Usage

In literature:

And first, let us refer to His Word, in which we shall certainly find a transcript of his character.
"The Last Penny and Other Stories" by T. S. Arthur
I have already referred to the character of the discussion which resulted in Dr. Ryerson's restoration to the Conference.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
The reference librarian has work of an altogether different character.
"The Canadian Girl at Work" by Marjory MacMurchy
It would be wrong perhaps not to make a more distinct reference to the moral character of the college.
"The New England Magazine Volume 1, No. 6, June, 1886, Bay State Monthly Volume 4, No. 6, June, 1886" by Various
She's got no references and no character.
"Duffels" by Edward Eggleston
The second paragraph refers to a test which had been set before an expert in the reading of character by handwriting.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Out of twenty-three counts, the first two refer to the private character of Brandeis and Tamasese.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I have no references to give either as to character, attainments, or birth.
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant
To seize the character of this third phase, the sketch map opposite must be referred to.
"The Battle of Blenheim" by Hilaire Belloc
I was thinking of him solely with reference to his character.
"Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) A Man Of Our Day" by Charles James Lever
This might, in some degree, be referred to the contrast in their characters.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott
Instances might be multiplied, but I refer to one of recent date and striking character.
"The Philosophy of the Weather" by Thomas Belden Butler
Mosheim, as will appear on referring to him, did not quote the passage as containing a complete definition of the Christian character.
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam
The specimens referred to this subspecies, vary some in color, but vary less in cranial characters.
"Mammals taken Along the Alaska Highway" by Rollin H. Baker
These remarks have been made with reference to the character of Clara Kingscott.
"Caught in a Trap" by John C. Hutcheson
I had ample opportunity of studying his character, without referring to either incident of that night.
"The Bandolero" by Mayne Reid
Our poet did away with mythological references, with tales about legendary characters.
"The Literature of Ecstasy" by Albert Mordell
Moreover, Mr. Clay now omitted any reference to the temporary character of protection.
"The Middle Period 1817-1858" by John William Burgess
But the feeling which governed his aunt, referred quite as much to her own character as to his.
"Mercedes of Castile" by J. Fenimore Cooper
We must now consider the transmission of characters as limited by age in reference to sexual selection.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
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In news:

In this paper, we propose a method for extracting bibliographic attributes from reference strings captured using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and an extended hidden Markov model.
We have no idea who a certain local character we'll charitably refer to as "T. B".
Correction to This Article A photo caption with the column incorrectly referred to the television character Perry Mason as a district attorney.
Every conversation with her is littered with references to literary characters, from Scarlett O'Hara to Tarzan.
My first two novels were third-person, stories told by a disembodied narrator who doesn't interact with the characters and refers to them using the personal pronouns she, he and they, never I.
The central character was a main named Lee Shelton, variously referred to in legend as Stagger Lee, Stagolee, Stack-A-Lee, and Stack O'Lee.
Check your pop culture references and you'll find it: from "Mad Men"'s Don Draper, to Alec Baldwin's inimitable Jack Donaghy, all the way back through any of John Wayne's more memorable characters.
Those who don't know the difference between a birdie and a bogey may well think that the reference is to some overlooked Dr Seuss characters.
People who suffer from this are often referred to as a "Scrooge", after the character Ebenezer Scrooge of the holiday classic "A Christmas Carol".
But it sounds as if you would not be much of a character reference in any case.
It's a movie that shamelessly traffics in the clichés of other cop movies, while also engaging both characters and audience in the spectator sport of catching references to those very movies.
The Spanish variant refers to a genre of plays from the 16th and 17th centuries in which the characters were gentlemen or nobles for whom cloaks and swords were typical costume.
Jose Faudoa is trying to get a job and probably could use a good character reference.
Her husband contacted me to ask if I could write a character reference for him to dispute my best friend 's claims.
Honesty refers to a facet of moral character and denotes positive, virtuous attributes such as sincere, genuine, straightforward, frank, not deceptive, and not fraudulent along with the absence of lying, cheating and theft.
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In science:

How does α depend on resistive diffusion η , viscosity ν , and their ratio, the magnetic Prandtl number P rM ≡ ν /η? In most circumstances both resistivity and viscosity are negligible, but even then, it has been argued, P rM may govern the character of MHD turbulence (see and references therein).
Numerical Models of Accretion Disks
The determination of two-particle properties is outlined in paragraph 2.3 of ADN along the lines given in the references (Zimmermann et al. 1978; Kraeft et al. 1986) and SAK, and takes carefully into account especially the dynamic character of the effective interaction and of the self energy.
On density and temperature-dependent ground-state and continuum effects in the equation of state for stellar interiors -- A Comment on the paper by S. Arndt, W. Dappen and A. Nayfonov 1998, ApJ 498, 349
In some cases, these methods allow the rigorous construction of field theoretical models (see for instance and other references therein), but, in spite of the rigor and in some cases the beauty of demonstrations, these methods do not furnish useful tools for calculations of a predictive character.
Time evolution of quantum systems in microcavities and in free space -- a non-perturbative approach
This section has mostly a reference character, and the focus is on problems.
Inapproximability of Combinatorial Optimization Problems
We refer the reader to Biane [1, 3] for the background on asymptotics of characters and free probability.
Positivity results for Stanley's character polynomials
Also, since we will be working in the complex dual world, when we use terms root, co-root, character, and co-character, they will always refer to those terms for the complex dual groups ˆG and ˆT .
Vanishing Results for Toric Varieties Associated to $GL_n$ and $G_2$
Refer to the character formula given at the beginning of the Proof of the Proposition 1.
Tensor factorization and Spin construction for Kac-Moody algebras
We also refer to the rational characters of GL(β ) as (integral) weights.
Notes on GIT-fans for quivers
For purposes of presenting certain of the global arguments, it seems convenient to embed these Fourier coefficients into a slightly larger family of functionals, which we shall refer to as “unipotent periods.” Suppose that U is a unipotent subgroup of GS pin4n+1 and ψ is a character of U (F )\U (A).
Descent Construction for Gspin Groups: Main Results and Applications
Characters Unicode [UNICODE] must be the reference model for characters, although one can have different encodings as long as they are labelled; e.g., it is perfectly fine to use Latin-1 [L1] and using the Unicode Transformation Format in 8 bits [UTF8] does not need to be compulsory.
Open architecture for multilingual parallel texts
There are many fascinating aspects about Schur functions, but the one that we shall focus on in this paper is their connection with characters of the symmetric group (we refer to [S] for the results about characters and representations of the symmetric group used in this paper).
Symmetric functions, codes of partitions and the KP hierarchy
For partitions λ, µ of d, let χλ µ denote the character of the irreducible representation of Sd indexed by λ, evaluated at any element of the conjugacy class Cµ (in general, characters are constant on conjugacy classes); we usually refer to χλ µ generically as an irreducible character.
Symmetric functions, codes of partitions and the KP hierarchy
It is easy to see that all elements in a block have the same infinitesimal character, which we refer to as the infinitesimal character of the block, and therefore each block is a finite set.
Duality for nonlinear simply laced groups
If ρ factors through a finite group, then we refer to α as an extended finite character.
The Thurston norm and twisted Alexander polynomials
G-character variety of Γ, cf. [LM, S2] and the references within.
Character Varieties of Abelian Groups
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