HyperDic: reference_book

English > 1 sense of the expression reference book:
NOUNcommunicationreference book, reference, reference work, book of factsa book to which you can refer for authoritative facts
English > reference book: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningA book to which you can refer for authoritative facts.
Synonymsreference, reference work, book of facts
Narrowerannual, yearly, yearbookA reference book that is published / published regularly once every year
atlas, book of maps, map collectionA collection of maps in book form
cookbook, cookery bookA book of recipes and cooking directions
directoryAn alphabetical list of names and addresses
encyclopedia, cyclopedia, encyclopaedia, cyclopaediaA reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty
handbook, enchiridion, vade mecumA concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or location
instruction bookA book of directions for using or operating some piece of equipment
source bookA collection of historically important documents published / published together as a book
wordbookA reference book containing words (usually with their meanings)
BroaderbookA written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)
Spanishlibro de referencia, obra de consulta
Catalanllibre de referència, obra de consulta

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