[kraws-ref-er-uh ns, -ref-ruh ns, kros-]
- to provide with cross references: The new encyclopedia is completely cross-referenced.
Origin of cross-reference
First recorded in 1900–05
- 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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Examples from the Web for cross-reference
A cross-reference should be made from any other name by which the author may be known, to that used as the heading.
We put it under Arouet, but there is a cross-reference from Voltaire.How to Catalogue a Library
Henry B. (Henry Benjamin) Wheatley
It may also be regarded as three character-sketches, which, with the help of some cross-reference, together tell a story.Musical Criticisms
A number of words for which a cross-reference is cited do not in fact appear in the dictionary.An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language
Watt gives double insinuation, for his cross-reference sends us to Goodwin.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)
Augustus De Morgan
- a reference within a text to another part of the text
- to cross-refer
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Word Origin and History for cross-reference
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