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cross–refer

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verb cross–re·fer \ˌkrȯs-ri-ˈfər\

Simple Definition of cross–refer

  • : to direct a reader to more information that can be found in another place

Full Definition of cross–refer

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to refer (a reader) by a notation or direction from one place to another (as in a book, list, or catalog)

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to make a cross-reference

1879

First Known Use of cross–refer

1879


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