Reference

A reference, is derived from Middle English referren, from Middle French rèférer, from Latin referre, "to carry back" formed from a prefix re- and ferre, "to bear". A large number of words derive from this root, including referee, reference, referendum, all retaining the basic meaning of the original Latin as "a point, place or source of origin" that something of comparable nature can be defined in terms of. A referee is the provider of this source of origin, and a referent is the possessor of the source of origin, whether it is knowledge, matter or energy. Because of its meaning, the word ref...more

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