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English noun: referral

1. referral (person) a person whose case has been referred to a specialist or professional group


SamplesThe patient is a referral from Dr. Bones.


Broader (hypernym)case

2. referral (communication) a recommendation to consult the (professional) person or group to whom one has been referred


SamplesThe insurance company says that you need a written referral from your physician before seeing a specialist.


Broader (hypernym)recommendation

3. referral (act) the act of referring (as forwarding an applicant for employment or referring a matter to an appropriate agency)


Broader (hypernym)forwarding


Narrower (hyponym)remission, remit, remitment









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