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referential

[ref-uh-ren-shuh l] /ˌrɛf əˈrɛn ʃəl/
adjective
1.
having reference:
referential to something.
2.
containing a reference.
3.
used for reference.
Origin of referential
1650-1660
1650-60; referent + -ial
Related forms
referentially, adverb
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adj.

1650s, from reference (n.) on model of inferential, etc. Related: Referentially.

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