Radin noticed that some of the contemporary work was referential—harking back to Vermeer, say, or Raphael.
Perhaps the word “hipster” has now lost all referential meaning.
Chabon, though as referential as Pynchon, has never been one to code his allusions; he flies them proudly.
Compare a referential scenario, the first of the three which follow, with the other two.
The written, as we know, almost constantly appeared together with other referential systems, especially images.
The advent of writing changed politics because it attached written testimony to it, which became a referential element.
Paradoxically, the loss of the center also means that human beings lose their central role and referential value.
What is of peculiar interest is the symptom in his malady called "referential ideas."