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cross-reference

[ kraws-ref-er-uh ns, -ref-ruh ns, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔsˈrɛf ər əns, -ˈrɛf rəns, ˈkrɒs- /
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verb (used with or without object), cross-ref·er·enced, cross-ref·er·enc·ing.

to provide with cross references: The new encyclopedia is completely cross-referenced.

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Nearby words

cross-react, cross-reacting agglutinin, cross-reacting antibody, cross-reaction, cross-refer, cross-reference, cross-resistance, cross-section, cross-sectional study, cross-sell, cross-slide

Origin of cross-reference

First recorded in 1900–05

Definition for cross-reference (2 of 2)

cross reference


noun

a reference from one part of a book, index, or the like, to related material, as a word or illustration, in another part.

Origin of cross reference

First recorded in 1825–35
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British Dictionary definitions for cross-reference

cross-reference


noun

a reference within a text to another part of the text

verb

to cross-refer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for cross-reference

cross-reference


n.

also crossreference, cross reference, 1834, from cross (adj.) + reference (n.). As a verb by 1902.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper