• WordNet 3.6
    • n referral the act of referring (as forwarding an applicant for employment or referring a matter to an appropriate agency)
    • n referral a recommendation to consult the (professional) person or group to whom one has been referred "the insurance company says that you need a written referral from your physician before seeing a specialist"
    • n referral a person whose case has been referred to a specialist or professional group "the patient is a referral from Dr. Bones"
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In literature:

This analysis includes processing PSAP inquiries (trouble reports) and referral of network troubles.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
The origin of the diddle is referrable to the infancy of the Human Race.
"The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 4 (of 5) of the Raven Edition" by Edgar Allan Poe
De eo coacti referre praetores decretum fecerunt 'Ut Brutulus Papius Romanis dederetur.
"The Common Law" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
To this head, I referre also all those Doctrines, that serve them to keep the possession of this spirituall Soveraignty after it is gotten.
"Leviathan" by Thomas Hobbes
Early's defeat by Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley is referrible to his use of apple-brandy.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XII" by John Lord
In 1503 a more minute act was passed referrible to ale and other provisions.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal Vol. XVII. No. 418. New Series." by William and Robert Chambers
Of course if they be opposed, the perianth will be referrible to a calyx if not to a corolla.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Cum navigia insulae adpropinquarent, barbari terrore commoti pedem referre conati sunt.
"Latin for Beginners" by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
Non (ita me di ament) quicquam referre putavi, Vtrumne os an culum olfacerem Aemilio.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
Now the Considerations that induce men to think that there are Elements, may be conveniently enough referr'd to two heads.
"The Sceptical Chymist" by Robert Boyle

In poetry:

The bench was then my sole delight;
My care was parting wrong from right.
As I sat president of three,
Decision was referr'd to me.
"A.B.C." by William Hutton

In news:

"Had I known the extent of the situation and the referral to the academy I probably would not have extended the offer of hire ," Rael said.
Hollywood Referral - n/a.
Silver Spring Referral - n/a.
Doctor charged in referral kickback scheme.
A federal study estimates that financial incentives tied to physicians' self-referrals for advanced imaging services cost Medicare an additional $109 million in 2010.
Impressing a client is a crucial element that will help you get repeat business, as well as referrals.
Forest Hills Referral - n/a.
Jamaica Referral - n/a.
Jersey City Referral - n/a.
Santa Clara Referral - n/a.
It sends the consumer to other websites to complete their purchases and earns fees on those referrals, although some bookings can be made directly on Kayak 's website and mobile applications.
It then sends the consumer to other websites to complete their purchase and earns fees on the referrals, although some bookings can be made directly on Kayak 's website and mobile applications.
Little Rock Referral - n/a.
Livingston Referral - n/a.
Long Island Referral - n/a.

In science:

Self-consistency of Mob hierarchies may be viewed either from a structural or a state space perspective; structural self-consistency is present as long as the object reference hierarchy omits recursions, i.e. a Mob must not contain any referral pointing to itself or a subordinate object.
Media Objects in Time - A Multimedia Streaming System
The Hidden Web: Referral Web Akin to the work described in [106], the Referral Web project at AT&T Labs also implicitly models users to form social networks, where an edge exists between two individuals if their names appear in close proximity in a web document .
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
The Referral Web project also builds on many of the ideas first introduced in [106] by, e.g., exploring the resulting s ocial networks to find experts or recommenders on a particular subject.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Kautz et al. refer to this in the model they developed as the referral factor A, a real number between 0 and 1. p(A, d) = Aαd , where α is a fixed scaling factor and d is the number of steps from the vertex to an expert. A is the probability that a vertex will refer in the direction of an expert.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Through simulation, Kautz et al. discovered that automatic methods can outperform manual referral chaining.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research