Referral definitions

rifʉrəl
A referring or being referred, as for professional service, etc.
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A person who is referred or directed to another person, an agency, etc.
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The definition of a referral is the act of telling someone about the positive features of a person or a business, or the person who is being referred.

An example of a referral is telling someone why a certain person or business would be a good relationship for them to consider.

An example of a referral is a patient who has come to see a doctor based on the recommendation of another medical professional.

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The act or process of transferring someone or something to another, of sending by reference, or referring.

The insurance company insists I get a referral from my regular doctor, I can't just go to the specialist, a GP has got to refer me.

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(slang) A document used by schools detailing some form of a student's misbehavior and listing the actions taken before and after the student's receipt of the referral.

After misbehaving in class, George was given a referral for disrupting class and sent to the office.

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Origin of referral

refer +"Ž -al