Definition of cross-refer in English:

cross-refer

verb

[NO OBJECT]
  • Refer to another text or part of a text, typically in order to elaborate on a point.

    [no object] ‘the database cross-refers to the printed book’
    [with object] ‘the entry cross-refers readers to ‘Style’’
    • ‘In very large cellars and in commercial ones where the bin contents changed frequently, it was established practice to use circular bin labels with numbers that would cross-refer to the cellar records.’
    • ‘The final column sets out the reasons for accepting/rejecting each recommendation; where the proposal is to accept, this column merely cross-refers to the relevant reasoning contained in the Inspector's Report.’
    • ‘Extra officers have been drafted in to re-examine original crime scene evidence and to use the Holmes computer, not available in the 1970s, to cross-refer statements and patterns against police databases.’
    • ‘There are 80 poems and a Prologue but they don't usually read as individually complete poems - they cross-refer, build up, pull in different directions.’
    • ‘Before you know it, government agencies will be able to cross-refer our identity biometrics with our credit rating with our exact location in the country at will.’
    • ‘When looking at Clause 19.5, it was significant that it cross-referred to Clause 19.6.’
    • ‘Perhaps what should be considered is a better system for cross-referring reports, precluding duplication.’
    • ‘Ignoring the chronology, it extended to some 149 paragraphs and cross-referred to dozens of the documents in the lever arch file exhibits.’
    • ‘It expressly cross-refers to other material.’
    • ‘The fragments form a cross-referring network rather than a linear argument.’
    • ‘This will also cross-refer with the introduction of biometric passports for all UK citizens from 2008.’
    • ‘It can cross-refer to the Herald's property pages, and then to a website with editorial on home improvements.’
    • ‘Crucially, make sure the seller's name and address are the ones on the V5 and cross-refer all paperwork.’
    • ‘That cross-referred to an interview inside which noted that York's great dame has a passion for needlework.’
    • ‘Each instance of export will be cross-referred with the register maintained by the Economy Ministry to verify whether a transaction deals with goods of potential dual use.’