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crossover

noun cross·over \ ˈkrȯs-ˌō-vər \

Definition of crossover

1 :crossing 2a
2 :an instance or product of genetic crossing-over
3 :a voter registered as a member of one political party who votes in the primary of the other party
4 :a broadening of the popular appeal of an artist (such 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 :an instance of breaking into another category
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

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First Known Use of crossover

1884


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crossover

adjective

Definition of crossover

1 :having two pieces that cross especially one over the other
  • a crossover vest
2 :critical 1
  • the crossover point

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First Known Use of crossover

1893


cross over

verb

Definition of cross over

intransitive verb
:to reach a broader audience by a change of medium or style
  • a country singer crossing over to the pop charts

First Known Use of cross over

1973


CROSSOVER Defined for English Language Learners

crossover

noun

Definition of crossover for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

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crossover

noun cross·over \ ˈkrȯ-ˌsō-vər \

medical Definition of crossover

1 :an instance or product of genetic crossing-over
2 :a crossover interchange in an experiment

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crossover

adjective

medical Definition of crossover

:involving or using interchange of the control group and the experimental group during the course of an experiment
  • a double-blind crossover study


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