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in reference to someone or something

 and with reference to someone or something concerning or about someone or something;
in connection with someone or something. What shall we do in reference to Bill and his problem? With reference to what problem?
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in reference to something

(slightly formal)
mentioning or talking about something The author made the statement in reference to Silverman's latest book. She says the use of the word “repatriate” in reference to Quebec is historically inaccurate.
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in regard to

Also, as regards; in or with reference to ; with regard to; in or with respect to . Concerning, about. For example, In regard to your letter, forget it, or As regards your subscription, I'm not sure why it was canceled, or In reference to your inquiry, we'll have to pass it on to the board, or We have a few questions with regard to your recent offer, or With respect to your latest request, we'll be happy to oblige. The word reference has been used in this idiom since the late 1500s, regard from the second half of the 1400s, and respect from the first half of the 1500s. Also see relative to.
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with reference to

Also, with regard or respect to . See in regard to.
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References in classic literature ?
Her letters are full of references to the school in which she took so strong an interest; and I think it more than likely that I may have discovered something when we meet again.
I have made no reference to my reception, nor have I suffered it to influence me in what I have written; for, in either case, I should have offered but a sorry acknowledgment, compared with that I bear within my breast, towards those partial readers of my former books, across the Water, who met me with an open hand, and not with one that closed upon an iron muzzle.
And this brings me to a point on which I have, ever since I landed in the United States last November, observed a strict silence, though sometimes tempted to break it, but in reference to which I will, with your good leave, take you into my confidence now.
But, I say we are all liable to mistakes and I should feel sensible of your delicacy, and grateful for it, if you would spare me these references to Harthouse.
This pony had a little phaeton behind him, and a man in it; but neither man nor phaeton seemed to embarrass him in the least, as he reared up on his hind legs, or stopped, or went on, or stood still again, or backed, or went side-ways, without the smallest reference to them--just as the fancy seized him, and as if he were the freest animal in creation.
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Digital or virtual reference has multiple definitions:
A very strongly recommended instructional reference and resource, The Reference Librarian's Policies, Forms, Guidelines, And Procedures Handbook: With CD-Rom by expert librarian Rebecca Brumley is an precise collective reference for students of the library sciences and administration roles in library systems.
8 A financial customer with 75 billion rows, uses the Sun EDW Reference Architecture and Sybase IQ technology.
Section One lists, by title, key reference sources such as biographical, statistical or periodical publications with single or double-page illustrated entries for each category.
Wavelength calibration references are needed to calibrate wavelength-measuring instruments such as optical spectrum analyzers.
Army Reserve and active-duty units would do well to arm themselves with this reference, as it may very well be the only manner to get current ship information.
Providing a superior reference design flow is strategic to our business.
Computer-based reference has significantly improved library service to contemporary users--from the introduction of online and cataloging databases to local and wide-area networks to electronic reference sources.
Saur provides reference information in such areas as the humanities, biography and general reference, Gale Group ceo Allen Paschal said "but Saur's presence is in different geographical areas.