Definition of cross index in English:

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cross index

noun

A note or cross reference in a book or list that refers the reader to other material.
Example sentences
  • There are also alphabetical cross indexes.
  • This is a cross index for all listed stories in all known zines by some authors.
  • To facilitate such a search, I have created a cross index to the patterns.

verb

(cross-index) [with object]
Index (something) under another heading as a cross reference: [as adjective]: a cross-indexed file
More example sentences
  • He obtains the information and cross-indexes it with the names of new car buyers.
  • I've cross-indexed the stuff I've been inputting.
  • The purchasable monster Master Catalog of 35,000 video, laser discs, and DVD items is cross-indexed by title, director, and subject matter.
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