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A German word referring to a student's assignment to prepare a report and give a lecture. Often used in English among exchange students in lack of a better word.
How did your referat go?

I didn't get to give my referat, because we didn't have time for me to give it. The professor just totally forgot about my referat, so I'll have to do it next week. And I stayed up all night working on my referat!
by Andrew Schwartz July 10, 2005