a note or group of notes referring the reader to material elsewhere.
Other definitions for cross-index (2 of 2)
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.
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How to use cross index in a sentence
This would be exactly like the cross-index shown in Fig. 16, except that the number would be omitted.
“About how to cross-index our follow-up letter catalogue better,” he answered promptly.The Squirrel-Cage | Dorothy Canfield
The electronic cross-index had been the last improvement in the Library since the war with China had started in 1958.Bear Trap | Alan Edward Nourse
He waited another five minutes, saw the PIB cross-index clerk appear on the video screen.Bear Trap | Alan Edward Nourse
A very satisfactory form of card for this cross-index is shown in Fig. 2, which also shows the manner of filing.
British Dictionary definitions for cross-index
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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