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referent (adj.)

"having reference," 1838, from Latin referentem (nominative referens), present participle of referre "to refer" (see refer). As a noun, "one who is referred to," from 1844; from 1923 as "that to which something has reference."

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Definitions of referent from WordNet
1
referent (n.)
something referred to; the object of a reference;
referent (n.)
the first term in a proposition; the term to which other terms relate;
referent (n.)
something that refers; a term that refers to another term;
2
referent (adj.)
having reference;
judgments referent to the indictment
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