Definition of crossover in English:

crossover

noun

  • 1A point or place of crossing from one side to the other.

    • ‘Something big has happened in American politics over the last several decades, a basic shift in perspective, a strange crossover of left and right traits that we need to understand.’
    • ‘The crossover of business to the academic world is parallel to the even more significant crossover of business to government.’
    • ‘Such ideas have also made the crossover into biology, particularly evolutionary biology, and thence into culture and sociology.’
    • ‘What does he really make of the politics-celebrity crossover?’
    • ‘There are three crossovers on the proximal side and five crossovers on the distal end.’
    • ‘There is natural crossover between the skills used in political campaigns and those in mass marketing of commercial products.’
    • ‘Since crossovers occurred on either side of each insertion site, interference may act across the insertion.’
    • ‘The Dutch contractor had to build a new ring road with several crossover sections.’
    • ‘When they make the crossover they will benefit.’
    • ‘Do not, however, wait for a crossover on the stochastic lines as the market will then already likely be in a free fall.’
    • ‘He emphasised that the real test for the drivers during the race will be a crossover where the carts will be switching tracks at a hair-raising speed.’
    1. 1.1A short length of track joining two adjacent railroad lines.
      • ‘For example, if we wanted to add a crossover in the middle of the siding between the east and west ends we are able to use L and R84 and switch 83 or L and R86 and switch 85.’
      • ‘After Glen Iris is Darling, where there is a crossover and a small signal box.’
      • ‘Several new track crossovers will be installed, including an emergency crossover at Leamington Spa South.’
      • ‘The Operator lines him in through the little crossover just east of the depot.’
      • ‘It usually means a crossover at the interlocking ahead.’
      • ‘Where the train stopped, there was a wooden crossover which crossed an adjacent freight track.’
  • 2The process of achieving success in a different field or style, especially in popular music.

    [as modifier] ‘a jazz-classical crossover album’
    • ‘This is an album with unlikely crossover appeal that serves as a significant showcase for a rapidly emerging talent.’
    • ‘Phil's achievements in the field of instrumental and classical crossover has brought him a legion of fans and sustained critical acclaim.’
    • ‘Such artists achieved crossover success.’
    • ‘Why then, did this R&B legend go down the oft-traveled road to crossover appeal with some hip-hop flavoured tunes?’
    • ‘Last year, he gambled with crossover success and fell flat on his face.’
    • ‘She was in the process of recording her crossover English language album when she passed away.’
    • ‘Its punchy sound is equally applicable to mainstream or alternative rock, with plenty of crossover into hip hop, funk and edgy country sounds.’
    • ‘But this is not one of those blues albums where the music is slickly repackaged for crossover success.’
    • ‘They are now established internationally as Ireland's most successful classical crossover artists.’
    • ‘I think what having it in a gallery represents, as with other graffiti crossovers into fine arts, is that it does have a cultural heritage now.’
    • ‘Sometimes jazz, sometimes classical, definitely crossover in the truest sense of the word.’
    • ‘There have been crossovers between hip-hop and rock.’
    • ‘His approach is perfect for global music crossover success.’
    • ‘I've done a lot of recording there the last couple of years, from show music to jazz to classical to crossover.’
    • ‘Countless previous crossovers have produced great songs.’
    • ‘The musical culture of Brazil is a spectacularly intricate one, rife with crossovers, subsections and variations.’
    • ‘In that country they have already had a number one classical hit and won the German Classical Grammy for crossover album on the year.’
    • ‘It was the first black-owned record label to achieve this crossover success.’
    • ‘The real strength of this album is its crossover appeal.’
    • ‘His appetite for crossover success was encouraged by his manager, who urged him to incorporate comedy into his act.’
  • 3A person who votes for a candidate in a different political party than the one they usually support.

    [as modifier] ‘crossover votes’
    • ‘We're not seeing the other candidates with the same crossover appeal among voters that Arnold has.’
    • ‘But if you look at exit poll results for independents and crossover Republicans, it turns out that he is running stronger among these groups.’
    • ‘Effectively he's hoping that he'll get some crossover votes from Catholics.’
    • ‘Just look at how their supporters see the world, there aren't a lot of crossover votes there.’
    • ‘The crossover Democrats are going to be those that think that way.’
    • ‘They are, by definition, narrow thinkers (but do not say this out loud, lest you lose the crossover vote).’
    • ‘He sees them as possible crossover votes on key issues.’
    • ‘Five voters in her district have filed a suit in U.S. District Court challenging the legality of the crossover vote under the Voting Rights Act.’
    • ‘She has repeatedly blamed the crossover voting for her defeat.’
    • ‘Republican candidates don't need many crossover Dems.’
    • ‘A 60 percent membership crossover between the parties would thus be expected.’
    • ‘This was a complete crossover vote on race and sexual orientation.’
    • ‘There's no crossover voting in this election, I don't think.’
    • ‘She lost her 2002 primary election to a newcomer in what is now being labeled in a Georgia lawsuit as a demonstrably-illegal Republican crossover vote.’
  • 4[as modifier] Relating to or denoting trials of medical treatment in which experimental subjects and control groups are exchanged after a set period.

    ‘a crossover study’
    • ‘Participants must have had a washout period after previous drug treatments, and studies with crossover designs need an appropriate washout period.’
    • ‘The study was of prospective crossover design with periods of 2 weeks at work and 2 weeks away from work.’
    • ‘Therefore we adopted a complicated crossover design for our study.’
    • ‘The trial was a prospective, randomized, crossover study of 12 patients in an outpatient anticoagulation clinic.’
    • ‘The study was conduced as a randomized, double-blind crossover trial over 7 consecutive weeks during the months of November and December.’
    • ‘The five-week trial was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study.’
    • ‘The study was a crossover intervention trial in which the manual and touch-free dispensers were used in 2 hospital units.’
    • ‘The study was a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind crossover trial in healthy volunteers.’
    • ‘We reduced confounding variables by using a randomised crossover trial and the same browser for searching both schemes.’
    • ‘In one randomized, placebo-controlled crossover trial, chiropractic therapy was associated with a decrease in PMS symptoms.’
    • ‘We performed a randomised, double blind, placebo controlled, crossover trial in seven healthy men aged 21 to 27.’
    • ‘The study was a double-blind, randomized, crossover study in which the subjects used identical inhalers containing placebo or salbutamol for 6 weeks.’
    • ‘Carter et al did a randomized, crossover study of treatment with heliox in 11 children hospitalized with acute asthma.’
    • ‘Thirty participants were evaluated in a randomized crossover trial of three 30-day diets.’
    • ‘During the validation and efficacy trial the same crossover study design was used.’
    • ‘During a two-year period, 58 nurses participated in this crossover study.’
    • ‘Following a two-week placebo or vitamin capsule lead-in period, a randomized crossover treatment paradigm was utilized.’
    • ‘Data from 10 schools participating in a group randomised controlled crossover trial were pooled and analysed.’
    • ‘The study was a randomised double blind placebo controlled crossover trial.’
    • ‘The study design was a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind crossover trial of 25 patients with asthma.’

Pronunciation:

crossover

/ˈkrôsˌōvər/