English version

reference book

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreference bookˈreference book noun [countable]  TCNINFORMATIONa book such as a dictionary or encyclopedia that you look at to find information
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reference bookMake yourself a present of Silences and keep it by you as a reference book.As a visual aid to anatomical familiarity, a reference book such as this has undoubted value.Orthopaedic Disorders A good reference book, this well-illustrated and clearly practical text would be a useful resource on any orthopaedic ward.If it is in a data or reference book, remember where, but forget the details until you need them.Rather, it serves as an eminently readable reference book for those considering a life in food biz.
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