What does refereeing mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. umpirage, officiation, officiating, refereeingnoun

    the act of umpiring

    "the officiating was excellent"


  1. refereeingnoun

    the peer review process


  1. refereeing

    A referee is a person of authority in a number of sports games. Specific sports referees include:


  1. refereeing

    Refereeing is the act of officiating or judging a game or competition, ensuring the players follow established rules and regulations. It involves making decisions on contentious incidents, awarding penalties or points, and generally maintaining fairness and integrity during the course of the event. The term is often associated with sports, but can also apply to other competitive areas such as academia, where a referee might review scholarly publications for validity and quality.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of refereeing in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of refereeing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of refereeing in a Sentence

  1. Warren Gatland:

    Players are getting bigger and more physical every year so there's not that much space on the rugby field, you create space by getting quick ball( and) refereeing the offside line strongly.

  2. Carlos Queiroz:

    We need to know what's going on and nobody allows me to see, you have one system which costs a fortune...and nobody takes responsibility. When there is a decision with VAR, we need to know who is refereeing the game.

  3. Steve Walsh:

    I have lived my dream and I am truly grateful for every experience that I have had in World Rugby. It's been an incredible journey, i would be doing all of the key stakeholders in the game an injustice if I was unable to 100 percent channel my energies and devote my full attention toward refereeing Australian Rugby and test matches.

  4. Nigel Owens:

    You can't go into refereeing to be liked, just be yourself, do the best you can and people will then respect you.

  5. Fabien Galthie:

    The players honoured the France shirt. It’s a defeat, we must admit it. We concede the defeat but it’s also frustrating, the game was lost on details but also on( refereeing) decisions, it’s very frustrating.

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