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reference book

a book containing useful facts or specially organized information, as an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, yearbook, etc.
Also called pass, passbook. South African. a domestic identity document carried by black citizens.
Origin of reference book
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • For amateur naturalists, it is somewhere between a reference book and a travel guide.
  • And unfortunately, no reference book can settle whether they do, for reverse dictionaries are quite limited in their usefulness.
  • Think of it as a good reference book for cooking to cure.
  • Upon returning from the trip, neither he nor his friends were able to locate a reference book that provided the answer.
  • Many new parents need to know that it's ok to use a good reference book every now and then.
British Dictionary definitions for reference book

reference book

a book, such as an encyclopedia, dictionary, etc, from which information may be obtained
(South African) another name for passbook (sense 4)
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