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Definitions and Synonyms of referral | Another word for referral | What is referral?

Definition 1: the act of referring (as forwarding an applicant for employment or referring a matter to an appropriate agency) - [noun denoting act]

(referral is a kind of ...) the act of sending on to another destination

"the forwarding of mail to a new address is done automatically" "the forwarding of resumes to the personnel department"

(... is a kind of referral ) (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)

Definition 2: a recommendation to consult the (professional) person or group to whom one has been referred - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where referral or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the insurance company says that you need a written referral from your physician before seeing a specialist

(referral is a kind of ...) something (as a course of action) that is recommended as advisable

Definition 3: a person whose case has been referred to a specialist or professional group - [noun denoting person]

Samples where referral or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the patient is a referral from Dr. Bones

(referral is a kind of ...) a person requiring professional services

"a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor"

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