feminine noun
1. (allusion) 
a. reference 
El título de la novela claramente hace referencia a la Biblia.The title of the novel is a clear reference to the Bible.
b. mention 
En su autobiografía, casi no hace referencias a su esposa.There is little mention of his wife in his autobiography.
2. (recommendation) 
a. account 
Mi exgerente le dio a mi jefe actual una referencia elogiosa en cuanto a mi experiencia laboral.My former manager gave my current employer a glowing account of my work history.
b. report 
Recibimos malas referencias de su jefe anterior, por lo que no pudimos ofrecerle el puesto.We received bad reports from her previous employer, so we couldn't offer her the position.
c. reference 
Asegúrate de tener al menos tres referencias en tu currículum.Make sure to include at least three references in your résumé.
3. (relation) 
a. reference 
Para escribir la fuga, tomé a Bach como punto de referencia.I took Bach as my point of reference for writing the fugue.
1. (general) 
a. reference 
con referencia awith reference to
hacer referencia ato make reference to, to refer to
1 (mención) reference
con referencia a with reference to; hacer referencia a to refer to; allude to
referencia comercial trade reference
referencia cruzada cross reference
referencia múltiple general cross reference
2 (informe) account; report
una referencia completa del suceso a complete account of what took place; me han dado buenas referencias de ella I have had good reports of her
referencia bancaria banker's reference
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