reference book

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reference book (plural reference books)

  1. A book providing factual information.
    The Red Book is the standard reference book for those naming inorganic chemical compounds.
  2. (libraries) A book that can be consulted in the library but cannot be borrowed.
    I wanted to take out the encyclopedia, but the librarian said it was a reference book.

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