- to provide with cross references or with a cross-referenced index.
- to refer by a note or indication of location to related material, as in an index, book, or article; contain cross references: Footnotes cross-index to the appendix and bibliography.
Origin of cross-index
First recorded in 1890–95
- a note or group of notes referring the reader to material elsewhere.
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Examples from the Web for cross-index
“About how to cross-index our follow-up letter catalogue better,” he answered promptly.The Squirrel-Cage
I had a leather document case stuffed with papers and a cross-index of 'em in my so-called brain.The House of Torchy
A very satisfactory form of card for this cross-index is shown in Fig. 2, which also shows the manner of filing.
A most satisfactory plan is to file one copy numerically and one alphabetically, making a cross-index.
To locate his folder, a cross-index is necessary, as it is not possible to remember the numbers of all correspondents.
- a note or notes referring the reader to other material
- (intr) (of a note in a book) to refer to related material
- to provide or be provided with cross-indexes
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