terms of reference

terms of reference
terms of reference
1. A guiding statement defining the scope of an investigation or similar piece of work
2. The scope itself
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Main Entry:refer
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terms of reference see under ↑refer
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Main Entry:term

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terms of reference UK US noun [plural]
the instructions that someone must follow when they study or examine something
Thesaurus: instructions for how to do somethingsynonym

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terms of reference,
Especially British. the terms which define the scope of an inquiry.

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the scope and limitations of an activity or area of knowledge

the judge will present a plan outlining the inquiry's terms of reference

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terms of reference — see term, 1
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Main Entry:reference
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terms of reference
Brit : a description of what must be dealt with and considered when something is being done, studied, etc.

The terms of reference for the committee are narrow and specific.

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Main Entry:term

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ˌterms of ˈreference [terms of reference] noun plural
the limits that are set on what an official committee or report has been asked to do

The matter, they decided, lay outside the commission's terms of reference.


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