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crossover Line breaks: cross|over
Pronunciation: /ˈkrɒsəʊvə/

Definition of crossover in English:


1A point or place of crossing from one side to the other.
Example sentences
  • 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.
2 [mass noun] The 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.
3 [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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