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cross–reference

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

Definition of cross–reference

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

1834

First Known Use of cross–reference

1834


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cross–reference

verb cross–ref·er·ence

Definition of cross–reference

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to supply with cross-references cross–reference a book

  3. 2 :  to research, verify, or organize by means of cross-references cross–reference information

1902

First Known Use of cross–reference

1902


CROSS–REFERENCE Defined for English Language Learners

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cross–reference

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

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


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cross–reference

verb cross–ref·er·ence

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

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

Definition of cross–reference for Students

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


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