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Definition of "cross-reference" [cross-reference]

  • 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)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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."