Definition of cross index in English:

cross index

Syllabification: cross in·dex


  • A note or cross reference in a book or list that refers the reader to other material.
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    • 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.


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  • Index (something) under another heading as a cross reference: [as adjective]: a cross-indexed file
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    • 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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