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cross-reference (n.)

also crossreference, "a reference in a book to another part of it," 1834, from cross- + reference (n.). As a verb, "refer to by cross-reference," attested by 1851. Related: Cross-referenced; cross-referencing.

updated on May 23, 2018

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Definitions of cross-reference from WordNet

cross-reference (n.)
a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work;
Synonyms: cross-index
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