- Present participle of reference.
Referencing is defined as citing authorities or support for an argument, especially in a book or paper.
An example of referencing is when you cite an article in a paper you write.
- Dean had polished the report, adding more positive detail but not in any way referencing the Scranton connection, if there was one.
- My careful cross-referencing noted the same name listed as a wealthy grandfather of a kidnapped child who was returned after a strange tip was received.