[kraws-in-deks, kros-]
verb (used without object)
  1. 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for cross-indexing

Historical Examples of cross-indexing

  • Association is memory's method of indexing and cross-indexing.


    William Walker Atkinson

British Dictionary definitions for cross-indexing


  1. a note or notes referring the reader to other material
  1. (intr) (of a note in a book) to refer to related material
  2. to provide or be provided with cross-indexes
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