reference book

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

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) such a book that may not be borrowed.
    I wanted to take out the encyclopedia, but the librarian said it was a reference book.

Translations[edit]