.cross-'reference [ US ˈ. ˌ...] n [U and C]
a note that tells the reader of a book to go to another place in the book, to get further information
The book has clear cross-references and a good index.
>cross-reference v [T]

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  • Cross reference — Cross Cross (kr[o^]s), a. 1. Not parallel; lying or falling athwart; transverse; oblique; intersecting. [1913 Webster] The cross refraction of the second prism. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Not accordant with what is wished or expected;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cross-reference — [krôs′ref′ər əns] n. a reference from one part of a book, catalog, index, etc. to another part, for additional information vt. cross referenced, cross referencing 1. to provide (an index, reference book, etc.) with systematic cross references 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • cross-reference — n. a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work. Syn: cross index. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cross-reference — cross references, cross referencing, cross referenced 1) N COUNT A cross reference is a note in a book which tells you that there is relevant or more detailed information in another part of the book. 2) VERB: usu passive If something such as a… …   English dictionary

  • cross reference — ► NOUN ▪ a reference to another text given in order to elaborate on a point …   English terms dictionary

  • Cross Reference —   [dt. Querverweis], xref …   Universal-Lexikon

  • cross reference — noun count a note in a book that tells you to look at another page for more information …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Cross-reference — A cross reference (noun) is an instance within a document which refers to related or synonymous information elsewhere, usually within the same work. To cross reference or to cross refer (verb) is to make such connections. The term cross reference …   Wikipedia

  • cross-reference — n. 1) to make a cross reference 2) a cross reference to * * * [ˌkrɒs ref(ə)rəns] a cross reference to to make a cross reference …   Combinatory dictionary

  • cross-reference — /krɒs ˈrɛfrəns / (say kros refruhns) noun 1. a reference from one part of a book, etc., to a word, item, etc., in another part. –verb (cross referenced, cross referencing) –verb (t) 2. to relate (an item, passage in a book, etc.) to another by… …   Australian English dictionary