• Two men wearing distinctly different uniforms are waving identical flags with the double headed eagle emblem and are fighting each other across a river. This may be a reference to the Russo-Turkish war of 1877–1878. Two Balkan men casually watch the battle from behind a wall
    Two men wearing distinctly different uniforms are waving identical flags with the double headed eagle emblem and are fighting each other across a river. This may be a reference to the Russo-Turkish war of 1877–1878. Two Balkan men casually watch the battle from behind a wall
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj referent having reference "judgments referent to the indictment"
    • n referent something that refers; a term that refers to another term
    • n referent the first term in a proposition; the term to which other terms relate
    • n referent something referred to; the object of a reference
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The word "comet" comes from the Greek word "kometes" meaning long hair and referring to the tail
    • referent Referring; containing a reference; noting one of two terms which have a certain relation to each other. The referent is the term from which the relation proceeds.
    • n referent One who is referred to; a referee.
    • n referent A word which refers to another.
    • ***


  • Aristotle
    “Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.”
  • A. P. Herbert
    A. P. Herbert
    “People must not do things for fun. We are not here for fun. There is no reference to fun in any act of Parliament.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Gossip is sometimes referred to as halitosis of the mind.”
  • Albert Einstein
    “Considered logically this concept is not identical with the totality of sense impressions referred to; but it is an arbitrary creation of the human (or animal) mind.”
  • Albert Einstein
    “As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.”
  • Aristotle
    “Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard.”


In literature:

I refer to Walt Whitman, Thoreau, Emerson, Poe and Stephen Crane.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
In the reports of the meetings of the Board of Professors there is but one reference to his blindness.
"Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution" by Alpheus Spring Packard
The secondary position held by the female deities in the Babylonian pantheon has been repeatedly referred to.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
Thus the injunctions contained in the verses referred to above were never carried out.
"A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihád'" by Moulavi Gerágh Ali
In this letter he more than once refers to the charge.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Reference to Table III.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
Claudius Etruscus, the freedman of the Emperor Claudius, erected baths referred to by Martial.
"Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine" by James Sands Elliott
Further reference to this conference will be made in a later chapter.
"Experiences of a Dug-out, 1914-1918" by Charles Edward Callwell
They all refer to the British savage.
"Folklore as an Historical Science" by George Laurence Gomme
I refer to Freddy Stopford.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2" by Ian Hamilton
Neither referred to Sir Donald's whim in remaining behind.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
The knowledge which we receive through our intellectual powers is referable to two classes.
"The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings" by John Abercrombie
Was it possible that the angel's words to her had reference to this supreme expectation and hope of the nation?
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
EACH OTHER should be used when referring to two; ONE ANOTHER when referring to more than two.
"Practical Grammar and Composition" by Thomas Wood
Cibarian: referring to the mouth parts.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
For several years reference to the aborigines is of rare occurrence.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
A reference, it may be argued, must be a reference to something.
"Studies in Logical Theory" by John Dewey
His views in reference to spontaneous generation are more guarded than those of his master.
"An Introduction to the History of Science" by Walter Libby
It is made, not from the Hebrew and the Greek, though it refers to both, but from the Vulgate.
"The Greatest English Classic" by Cleland Boyd McAfee
The fable is usually referred to in illustration of a difficulty which goes on increasing as it is combated.
"Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art" by John Vinycomb

In poetry:

Watching my mother slowly die I knew
My first release. I wish some ancient bugaboo
Followed me. But my sin is always my sin.
With no special legend or God to refer to.
"My Friend, My Friend" by Anne Sexton
J--See Catherine comes! To her, to her,
Let each his several miseries refer;
She shall decide whose woes are least or worst,
And which, as growler, shall rank last or first.
"Eclogue:Composed at Cannes, December 9th, 1867" by Edward Lear
The warriour thus in song his deeds express'd,
Nor vainly boasted what he but confess'd,
While warlike actions were proclaim'd abroad,
That all their praises, shou'd refer to God.
"David" by Thomas Parnell
And then the great organ! The chorus's shout
Like the mixture teetotalers call "Cold without"--
A mingling of elements, strong, but not sweet;
And the drum, just referred to, that "couldn't be beat."
"At The Banquet To the Japanese Embassy" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
And if I lie, I lie because I love you,
Because I am bothered by the things I do,
Because your hurt invades my calm white skin:
With no special legend or God to refer to,
I think it would be better to be a Jew.
"My Friend, My Friend" by Anne Sexton
The goddess Chicomecoatl, "seven guests," was the deity who presided
over food and drink. Hence in the first verse she is referred to as
Chicomolotl, "seven ears of corn," and is spoken of as a guide to
Tlalocan, or the home of abundance.
"Sacred Song Of Ancient Mexicans - XVI." by Daniel Garrison Brinton

In news:

If you want to stay on his good side, do not play, sing, or reference the song "Mahna Mahna".
But now the so-called "butcher of Kisangani" (a reference to the atrocities committed by his militiamen in that Congolese town several years ago) is under house arrest in Rwanda.
The first recorded reference to Ladies Day, a day the focus switches from racing to fashion, was in 1823.
The relationship between you and Mimi's Cafe is referred to as "employment at will ".
Yep, the above headline and subhead refers to yours truly.
Commentator Gary Joiner takes us on a journey down the yellow brick road, replete with historical references.
"Angry jockey does a 'Zidane' to his horse," read the headline of London's Evening Standard, referring to French soccer star Zinedine Zidane's infamous head- butt in the World Cup final.
" Cade " is a Shakespearean reference to a cask or barrel.
Named for a term used by Shakespeare to refer to the wine casks ( cades ) used to transport wine from Bordeaux to England in Elizabethan times, CADE represents a modern and minimalist approach to winemaking.
Ma referred to it as Fast Time.
If you read enough rock journalism, sooner or later you'll find some reference to the anarchistic spirit of punk rock, and the big question, Where Did It Go.
They say you meet the nicest people on a Honda, and if you ride the Honda Metropolitan they may be referring to you.
SIR – I read the references to Catalonia in your special report on Spain (November 8th).
New Durang play is funny, affecting and packed with references to Chekhov .
In reference to the August 4, 2012 column by Thadd White entitled "My Take on the Chic-Fil-A" I have several questions.

In science:

We refer to Chapter 3 in Dedecker & al (2007) and references therein for more details.
Central limit theorem for sampled sums of dependent random variables
Energy model EM1will refer to the case when Er is not to be ignored and EM2will refer to the case when it can be ignored.
On Distributed Computation in Noisy Random Planar Networks
Another important reference is Jacod and Shiryayev , hereafter referred to as JS.
Martingale proofs of many-server heavy-traffic limits for Markovian queues
For further details of the simulations we refer the interested reader to Abadi et al. (2003, Simulation I) and to Naab et al. (2007, Simulation II), and references therein.
The Milky Way's Circular Velocity Curve to 60 kpc and an Estimate of the Dark Matter Halo Mass from Kinematics of ~2400 SDSS Blue Horizontal Branch Stars
Anyway we take [1, 7, 12] as basic references for coalgebras and comodules, and we refer the reader to them for undefined terms.
Prime path coalgebras
Finding such a set Θl is an important step in DILOC and we refer to it as triangulation and Θl is referred to as a triangulation set.
Distributed Sensor Localization in Random Environments using Minimal Number of Anchor Nodes
For an interesting reference in the present context – maxima of Gaussian random fields – we refer to .
Laws of the single logarithm for delayed sums of random fields
The first refers to the following setup, in which (V = [n] and) expectations refer to G(n, p).
Factors in random graphs
Hence in the case of nullsets we can work with the less involved definition via Method I and t herefore refer the reader to the above references for details on Method II.
Effectively closed sets of measures and randomness
We refer the reader to Pemantle (2007) for a survey and further references.
A class of non homogeneous self interacting random processes with applications to learning in games and vertex-reinforced random walks
We have remarked that the metric tensor, since it must be non-degenerate, it has to be different from zero in any reference system; on the other hand, the connection is not a tensor: for both, we have that they will always depend on the reference system they refer to.
Higher-Order Theories of Gravitation
Theorem 28 It is always possible to find a reference system in which the metric is constant if and only if it is always possible to find a reference system in which the symmetric connection is (global ly) zero if and only if the Riemann curvature tensor vanishes.
Higher-Order Theories of Gravitation
We confine ourselves to the two successful explanations that have been offered for the phenomenon and refer the reader to the reviews: Zelevinsky and Volya (2004); Zhao et al. (2004a) for further references.
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Physics
We refer to Chapter 3 in Dedecker et al (2007) and references therein for more details.
Limit theorem for random walk in weakly dependent random scenery
We refer the reader to [BM02, NS91, Bae03] — among others — for more references, while briefly focusing on Timed CSP (TCSP) in the following example.
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey