referent


referent

noun

  1. the object or event to which a term or symbol refers.
  2. Logic. the first term in a proposition to which succeeding terms relate.

noun

  1. the object or idea to which a word or phrase refersCompare sense (def. 12)
adj.

1838, from Latin referentem (nominative referens), present participle of referre (see refer). As a noun from 1844.

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