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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
1650-1660
1650-60; referent + -ial
Related forms
referentially, adverb
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Examples for referential
  • There's a bit too much self-referential foolishness.
  • Or perhaps hotels have simply mastered the art of placing glowing self-referential reviews around the web without being busted.
  • Since then, he has been developing what he calls a non-referential view of fashion: one that does not look back.
  • It's multi-referential look at the family, globalism and cinema itself make it an essential piece of filmmaking.
Word Origin and History for referential
adj.

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

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