from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To index (a particular item) under more than one heading.
  • transitive v. To furnish (an index in a book, for example) with cross-references.
  • intransitive v. To furnish cross-references.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work.
  • transitive v. to provide cross-references in (a book or other document).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work
  • v. make an index that refers from one point to the next


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  • On top of this, ambition being directly proportional to the sense that there was virtually no end to the library that could be embedded here, we decided to key in all the critical literature discussing Frankenstein and similarly cross-index its references both to the novel and to other critical articles.


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