Definition of cross-refer in English:


Syllabification: cross-re·fer


[no object]
1(Of a text) refer to another text or part of a text, typically in order to elaborate on a point: the database cross-refers to the printed book
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  • The final column sets out the reasons for accepting/rejecting each recommendation; where the proposal is to accept, this column merely cross-refers to the relevant reasoning contained in the Inspector's Report.
  • It expressly cross-refers to other material.
  • Extra officers have been drafted in to re-examine original crime scene evidence and to use the Holmes computer, not available in the 1970s, to cross-refer statements and patterns against police databases.
1.1 [with object] Refer (someone) to another text: the entry cross-refers readers to “Style.”
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  • I'd like to cross-refer you here to the final paragraphs of my review of the book.
1.2(Of a person) follow a cross reference from one part of a text to another, or one text to another: students should be shown how to cross-refer between texts
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  • They then cross-referred to a different paragraph of the Amended Points of Claim.
  • He read slowly and laboriously, cross-referring to the footnotes and appendices.
  • But because nationality is not listed on internal flight lists, staff are having to cross-refer names on passenger lists with names of people reported as missing.

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