Definition of cross reference in English:

cross reference

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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.


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(cross-reference) [with object] Provide with cross references: 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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