Definition of cross reference in English:

cross reference

noun

  • A reference to another text or part of a text, typically given in order to elaborate on a point.

    • ‘There are cross references connecting families to their relatives in different towns and counties.’
    • ‘It is well written, thoroughly researched, with copious cross references.’
    • ‘Once opened, the cross references expand when you allow the mouse to hover over them.’
    • ‘There, that information could be collated with other profiles, to create a social network map of blog cross references.’
    • ‘The index seems adequate although there are no cross references at the end of the alphabetical entries themselves.’
    • ‘When necessary we accessed cross references and related articles.’
    • ‘Our catalogs are complete with private brand cross references.’
    • ‘Finally, as a result of this legislation, a consequential amendment makes a change in a cross reference contained in the Privacy Act.’
    • ‘I loved the extra cross references, summaries, and test questions complete with the correct answers.’
    • ‘I thought Justice Hunt gave a cross reference in one of these footnotes.’
    • ‘Follow the cross references from one essay to the next.’
    • ‘He thumbed through his study Bible filled with commentaries and cross references.’
    • ‘All cross references would be removed as soon as technically possible until the system can be fixed.’
    • ‘The entry concludes with cross references to other articles.’
    • ‘In my own case, since I am unfamiliar with some of the formulas in this text, I found myself constantly referring to cross reference lists to be sure what I was reading.’
    • ‘Then there are other things, such as amending clause 92 to omit the unneeded cross reference, for example.’
    • ‘Give cross references that may throw extra light on a passage or a word.’
    • ‘I wanted to find out about money-laundering, so I pressed Google and followed a complex web of cross references.’
    • ‘It will be seen that there is a cross reference to paragraph 9.79.’
    • ‘Some sort of cross reference between the photograph and part is desirable although labour intensive if carried out manually.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Provide with cross references to another text or part of a text.

    ‘entries are fully cross-referenced’
    • ‘Although almost impossible to navigate in any structured way, the exhaustively cross-referenced internal links allow you to surf endlessly from topic to topic.’
    • ‘The book is fully cross-referenced and has a useful Thematic Index along with a clear and valuable Introduction.’
    • ‘Some of the more advanced FAQ lists are actually knowledge bases with cross-referencing capabilities similar to the library card catalog, but there is a better way.’
    • ‘His superb appendix provides an exhaustive guide cross-referencing Williams's works and biblical references.’
    • ‘It is cross-referenced to include the diverse services some companies provide, so you can surf by manufacturer alphabetically, or by type of product.’
    • ‘In the longer-term, it is envisaged a national insurance database, which will enable insurance details to be cross-referenced, will be established as required under an EU directive.’
    • ‘The book is exhaustively cross-referenced and indexed in an additional 200 pages, making it a trivia buff's wet dream.’
    • ‘Researchers maintain that the very nature of knowledge is different in the digital age because information held on computers can be cross-referenced and linked.’
    • ‘Each entry is carefully cross-referenced.’
    • ‘The program essentially cross-references government records from both public and private databases, putting together a dossier on individuals for use by law enforcement.’
    • ‘Nor is that the only omission in this alphabetised and thematically cross-referenced compendium of ‘hypocrisy, prudery and deceit’.’
    • ‘To my chagrin, I notice that the two sets of documents are cross-referenced.’
    • ‘Many entries cross-reference others, and an index further assists readers in locating topics.’
    • ‘But the best feature of the site is that all the material is cross-referenced, providing a single source for reliable information.’
    • ‘The comprehensive database and cross-referenced web site provides a platform for further discourse and analytical study.’
    • ‘There'll be a new beautifully annotated and cross-referenced entry every day.’
    • ‘All the entries are cross-referenced, so you'll never have to worry about running across an unfamiliar term.’
    • ‘There will be cross-referenced information about corporations and NGOs, mission statements and news about causes and campaigns.’
    • ‘The quotes are carefully cross-referenced to the original interviews, and references are provided for the scientific literature that is cited.’
    • ‘Each entry is also cross-referenced with others, and after the last page of the novel is a subject index.’