Definition of cross reference in English:

cross reference

Syllabification: cross ref·er·ence


  • A reference to another text or part of a text, typically given in order to elaborate on a point.
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    • There, that information could be collated with other profiles, to create a social network map of blog cross references.
    • The entry concludes with cross references to other articles.
    • I wanted to find out about money-laundering, so I pressed Google and followed a complex web of cross references.


[with object] (usually be cross-referenced) Back to top  
  • Provide with cross references to another text or part of a text: entries are fully cross-referenced
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    • The comprehensive database and cross-referenced web site provides a platform for further discourse and analytical study.
    • His superb appendix provides an exhaustive guide cross-referencing Williams's works and biblical references.
    • The book is fully cross-referenced and has a useful Thematic Index along with a clear and valuable Introduction.

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