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Noun: character reference  'ker-ik-tu(r) 're-fu-run(t)s [N. Amer], 'ka-rik-tu(r) 're-fu-run(t)s [Brit]
  1. A formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability
    "requests for character references are all too often answered evasively";
    - character, reference

Derived forms: character references

Type of: good word, recommendation, testimonial

Encyclopedia: Character reference