Definition of Referral

1. Noun. A person whose case has been referred to a specialist or professional group. "The patient is a referral from Dr. Bones"

Generic synonyms: Case



2. Noun. 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"
Generic synonyms: Recommendation

3. Noun. The act of referring (as forwarding an applicant for employment or referring a matter to an appropriate agency).
Generic synonyms: Forwarding
Specialized synonyms: Remission, Remit, Remitment
Derivative terms: Refer

Definition of Referral

1. Noun. The act or process of transferring someone or something to another, of sending by reference, or referring. ¹

2. Noun. (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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Referral

1. one that is referred [n -S]

Medical Definition of Referral

1. The recommedation of a medical or paramedical professional. If you get a referral, for example, to ophthalmology, you are sent to the eye doctor. The earliest recorded use of the word referral in medicine was in 1927. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Referral

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Literary usage of Referral

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Employers and Child Care: Benefiting Work and Family (1994)
"In 1982 Burud reported that 37 companies sponsored information and referral services for employees, but she estimates that approximately 323 employers ..."

2. Developing a Law Enforcement Stress Program for Officers and Their Families by Peter Finn, Julie E. Tomz (1998)
"Assessment and referral Assessing the client's needs is a necessary precursor of most of the treatment options described below, but it is singled out here ..."

3. Peer Justice and Youth Empowerment: An Implementation Guide for Teen Court by Tracy M. Godwin, David J. Steinhart, Betsy A. Fulton (1997)
"Additional information the teen court program may want referral agencies to ... Informing and Educating referral Sources First, referral sources must be ..."

4. Treatment Services for Adolescent Substance Abusers by Alfred S. Friedman (1998)
"Chapter 5 referral and Diagnosis of Adolescent Substance Abusers Alfred S. Friedman Widespread availability of illicit drugs, a climate of acceptance for ..."

5. Community Mediation Programs: Developments and Challenges by Daniel McGillis (1997)
"The Need for Improved Intake and referral Mechanisms and Increased Caseloads The problems contributing to low caseloads and then subsequently arising from ..."

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