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Referrence vs. Reference: What's the Difference?

Edited by Sara Rehman || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on December 17, 2023
"Referrence" is an incorrect spelling; the correct spelling is "reference". "Reference" means mentioning or alluding to something or providing information about a source.

Which is correct: Referrence or Reference

How to spell Reference?

Referrence is Incorrect

Reference is Correct

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Key Differences

Recall "reference" has one 'r' following the 'e' just like in "refer."
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Dec 17, 2023
Associate "reference" with "fence," each having one 'r' and ending in "-ence."
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Dec 17, 2023
Remember "reference" mirrors the structure of "preference," with a single 'r'.
Sara Rehman
Dec 17, 2023
Use the mnemonic i.e. "REfER to a single R in Reference."
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Dec 17, 2023
Note that "reference" is like "reverence," each having only one 'r' after the 'e'.
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Dec 17, 2023
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Referrence and Reference Definitions

Referrence

Referrence is an incorrect spelling of reference.
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Dec 03, 2023

Reference

A source of information or a citation in a text.
Please include a reference for each claim in your essay.
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Dec 03, 2023

Reference

The act of mentioning or alluding to something.
Her speech included a reference to the company's founder.
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Dec 03, 2023

Reference

A statement or letter describing someone's character or abilities.
She provided a reference from her previous employer.
Janet White
Dec 03, 2023

Reference

The use of a source of information to ascertain something.
The book is a useful reference for historians.
Harlon Moss
Dec 03, 2023

Reference

Relation or regard to something.
His comments were in reference to the recent policy changes.
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Dec 03, 2023

Reference

The act of referring to something
Filed away the article for future reference.
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Dec 02, 2023

Reference

Significance for a specified matter; relation or relationship
Her speeches have special reference to environmental policy.
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Dec 02, 2023

FAQs

Which vowel is used before reference?

Typically, no specific vowel is consistently used before "reference."
Harlon Moss
Dec 17, 2023

What is the pronunciation of reference?

Reference is pronounced as /ˈrɛfərəns/.
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Dec 17, 2023

What is the verb form of reference?

The verb form related to "reference" is "refer."
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Dec 17, 2023

Why is it called reference?

Reference comes from the Latin "referre," meaning to bring back, report.
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Dec 17, 2023

What is the root word of reference?

The root word of "reference" is "refer" from Latin "referre."
Harlon Moss
Dec 17, 2023

Which preposition is used with reference?

Prepositions like "to," "in," or "with" are often used with "reference."
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Dec 17, 2023

Is reference a negative or positive word?

"Reference" is neutral; its connotation depends on context.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 17, 2023

Is reference an abstract noun?

Yes, "reference" can be considered an abstract noun.
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Dec 17, 2023

Is reference a countable noun?

Yes, "reference" is a countable noun.
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Dec 17, 2023

What is the singular form of reference?

The singular form is "reference."
Aimie Carlson
Dec 17, 2023

Which conjunction is used with reference?

Conjunctions such as "and," "but," or "or" can be used with "reference."
Janet White
Dec 17, 2023

Is the reference term a metaphor?

"Reference" can be used metaphorically in some contexts.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 17, 2023

How many syllables are in reference?

There are three syllables in "reference."
Janet White
Dec 17, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in reference?

The first syllable, "ref," is stressed in "reference."
Harlon Moss
Dec 17, 2023

What part of speech is reference?

"Reference" is a noun.
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Dec 17, 2023

What is the opposite of reference?

The opposite of "reference" could be "omission" or "exclusion."
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Dec 17, 2023

What is the second form of reference?

"Reference" does not have a second form.
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Dec 17, 2023

What is the plural form of reference?

The plural form is "references."
Janet White
Dec 17, 2023

Is reference an adverb?

No, "reference" is not an adverb.
Harlon Moss
Dec 17, 2023

Is reference a vowel or consonant?

"Reference" is a word composed of both vowels and consonants.
Janet White
Dec 17, 2023

What is another term for reference?

Another term for "reference" is "citation."
Aimie Carlson
Dec 17, 2023

What is the first form of reference?

As a noun, "reference" does not have verb forms.
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Dec 17, 2023

Is reference a noun or adjective?

"Reference" is primarily a noun.
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Dec 17, 2023

Is reference a collective noun?

No, "reference" is not a collective noun.
Harlon Moss
Dec 17, 2023

Is the word reference imperative?

No, "reference" as a noun cannot be imperative.
Harlon Moss
Dec 17, 2023

How do we divide reference into syllables?

Reference is divided as ref-er-ence.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 17, 2023

What is the third form of reference?

"Reference" does not have a third form.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 17, 2023

How is reference used in a sentence?

Example: "The article was well-written, with each point backed up by a solid reference."
Aimie Carlson
Dec 17, 2023

Which article is used with reference?

Articles like "a," "an," or "the" are used with "reference."
Aimie Carlson
Dec 17, 2023

Which determiner is used with reference?

Determiners like "the," "a," or "this" are used with "reference."
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Dec 17, 2023
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