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Noun: referral  ri'fu-rul
  1. A person whose case has been referred to a specialist or professional group
    "the patient is a referral from Dr. Bones"
  2. A recommendation to consult the (professional) person or group to whom one has been referred
    "the insurance company says that you need a written referral from your physician before seeing a specialist"
  3. The act of referring (as forwarding an applicant for employment or referring a matter to an appropriate agency)

Derived forms: referrals

Type of: case, forwarding, recommendation

Encyclopedia: Referral