[ UK /ɹɪfɹˈɛnt/ ]
  1. something that refers; a term that refers to another term
  2. the first term in a proposition; the term to which other terms relate
  3. something referred to; the object of a reference
  1. having reference
    judgments referent to the indictment
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How To Use referent In A Sentence

  • They are only preparing them for the preferential treatment awaiting them when they become hardened criminals in modern jails. The Sun
  • Conclusions obtained have certain referential value for parameters adjustment.
  • This loss in yearly disposable income would occur if Britain adapted a trading agreement which involved the loss of preferential trade links with the EU. Times, Sunday Times
  • It is actually something of a challenge to locate sentences in The Structure of Evolutionary Theory that are not unwieldy, ridiculously self-referential, and grotesquely polysyllabic.
  • Ola also claimed certain couples get preferential treatment when it comes to routines and song choices. The Sun
  • This message, even when presented figuratively, uses extra linguistic referents to bring it in touch with the reality around us.
  • The map is a referential structure; inside a coordinate system all can be referenced laying the gridwork for reality.
  • We focus on linguistic signals of discourse coherence, such as connectives (because, although) and referential expressions (anaphors, cataphors).
  • Call us a bunch of self-referential, mocking, postmodern deconstructionist ironicists, if you will. Times, Sunday Times
  • Over six years ago, the Association put forward proposals, which would rank farmers as preferential creditors for agricultural produce supplied by them.
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