cross-refer

verb
cross-re·​fer | \ ˌkrȯs-ri-ˈfər How to pronounce cross-refer (audio) \
cross-referred; cross-referring; cross-refers

Definition of cross-refer

transitive verb

: to refer (a reader) by a notation or direction from one place to another (as in a book, list, or catalog) A footnote cross-refers the reader to the glossary at the back of the book.

intransitive verb

: to make a cross-reference

First Known Use of cross-refer

1879, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Cross-refer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross-refer. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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cross-refer

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English Language Learners Definition of cross-refer

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

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