A reference from one part of a book, index, catalog, or file to another part containing related information.(noun)
To provide with cross-references.(verb-transitive)
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Use "cross-reference" in a sentence
"For the members of the learned society of N, numbers are footnotes, a system of cross-reference."
"I collect the journals of teenagers that have committed suicide and cross-reference them for similarities."
"“I just like to cross-reference different recipes to see how things are going to behave,” I say."