[ kraws-in-deks, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔsˈɪn dɛks, ˈkrɒs- /

verb (used with object)

to provide with cross references or with a cross-referenced index.

verb (used without object)

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

Definition for cross-index (2 of 2)

cross index


a note or group of notes referring the reader to material elsewhere. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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