cross-reference

noun
cross-ref·​er·​ence | \ ˈkrȯs-ˈre-fərn(t)s How to pronounce cross-reference (audio) , -ˈre-f(ə-)rən(t)s \

Definition of cross-reference

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a notation or direction at one place (as in a book or filing system) to pertinent information at another place

cross-reference

verb
cross-referenced; cross-referencing; cross-references

Definition of cross-reference (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to supply with cross-references cross-reference a book
2 : to research, verify, or organize by means of cross-references cross-reference information

First Known Use of cross-reference

Noun

1834, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cross-reference was in 1834

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“Cross-reference.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross-reference. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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cross-reference

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English Language Learners Definition of cross-reference

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a note in a book (such as a dictionary) that tells you where to look for more information

cross-reference

verb

English Language Learners Definition of cross-reference (Entry 2 of 2)

: to supply (something, such as a book) with cross-references

cross-reference

noun
cross-ref·​er·​ence | \ ˈkrȯs-ˈre-fə-rəns, -ˈre-frəns \

Kids Definition of cross-reference

: a note (as in a dictionary) that directs a user to information at another place

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