What is the meaning of referral?


  • A person whose case has been referred to a specialist or professional group.
    • usage: "the patient is a referral from Dr. Bones"
  • A recommendation to consult the (professional) person or group to whom one has been referred.
    • usage: "the insurance company says that you need a written referral from your physician before seeing a specialist"
  • The act of referring (as forwarding an applicant for employment or referring a matter to an appropriate agency. ).
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APAWordNet. (2010). referral. Retrieved March 21, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/referral/definitions/1189090
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MLAWordNet. "referral" 23 October 2010. Web. 21 March 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/referral/definitions/1189090>
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