Definition of crossover in English:


Syllabification: cross·o·ver
Pronunciation: /ˈkrôsˌōvər


  • 1A point or place of crossing from one side to the other.
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    • Since crossovers occurred on either side of each insertion site, interference may act across the insertion.
    • There are three crossovers on the proximal side and five crossovers on the distal end.
    • There is natural crossover between the skills used in political campaigns and those in mass marketing of commercial products.
  • 1.1A short length of track joining two adjacent railroad lines.
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    • Where the train stopped, there was a wooden crossover which crossed an adjacent freight track.
    • The Operator lines him in through the little crossover just east of the depot.
    • For example, if we wanted to add a crossover in the middle of the siding between the east and west ends we are able to use L and R84 and switch 83 or L and R86 and switch 85.
  • 2The process of achieving success in a different field or style, especially in popular music: [as modifier]: a jazz-classical crossover album
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    • Such artists achieved crossover success.
    • I've done a lot of recording there the last couple of years, from show music to jazz to classical to crossover.
    • It was the first black-owned record label to achieve this crossover success.
  • 3A person who votes for a candidate in a different political party than the one they usually support: [as modifier]: crossover votes
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    • He sees them as possible crossover votes on key issues.
    • She has repeatedly blamed the crossover voting for her defeat.
    • There's no crossover voting in this election, I don't think.
  • 4 [as modifier] Relating to or denoting trials of medical treatment in which experimental subjects and control groups are exchanged after a set period: a crossover study
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    • We performed a randomised, double blind, placebo controlled, crossover trial in seven healthy men aged 21 to 27.
    • The study was a randomised double blind placebo controlled crossover trial.
    • The study was a crossover intervention trial in which the manual and touch-free dispensers were used in 2 hospital units.

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