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
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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
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