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crossover

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noun cross·over \ˈkrȯs-ˌō-vər\

Simple Definition of crossover

  • : a change from one style or type of activity to another

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of crossover

  1. 1 :  crossing 2a

  2. 2 :  an instance or product of genetic crossing-over

  3. 3 :  a voter registered as a member of one political party who votes in the primary of the other party

  4. 4 :  a broadening of the popular appeal of an artist (as a musician) that is often the result of a change of the artist's medium or style; also :  an artist or artistic work that has achieved a crossover

  5. 5 :  an instance of breaking into another category

  6. 6 :  a basketball maneuver in which a player dribbles the ball quickly from one hand to the other

Examples of crossover in a sentence

  1. The actor made a smooth crossover to politics.

  2. a rock musician's crossovers into jazz and soul music



1884

First Known Use of crossover

1884


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crossover

adjective cross·over

Definition of crossover

  1. 1 :  having two pieces that cross especially one over the other <a crossover vest>

  2. 2 :  critical 1 <the crossover point>



1893

First Known Use of crossover

1893


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