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cross-reference

noun cross-ref·er·ence \ ˈkrȯs-ˈre-fərn(t)s , -ˈre-f(ə-)rən(t)s \

Definition of cross-reference

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

First Known Use of cross-reference

1834


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cross-reference

verb

Definition of cross-reference

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

1902


CROSS-REFERENCE Defined for English Language Learners

cross-reference

noun

Definition of cross-reference for English Language Learners

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


cross-reference

verb

Definition of cross-reference for English Language Learners

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


CROSS-REFERENCE Defined for Kids

cross-reference

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

Definition of cross-reference for Students

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

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