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

  • transitive v. To refer (a reader) from one part or passage to another.
  • intransitive v. To make a cross-reference.

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  • v. To make or use a cross-reference

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. to refer from one entry to another, as in catalogues, books, and lists.

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

  • v. refer from one entry to another, as in catalogues, books, and lists


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  • Asked if computer systems today allowed the service to cross-refer information between their databases and those of West Yorkshire police, Witness G said: "It might do."

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  • Take for instance, the referral nexus prevailing among doctors wherein they cross-refer patients to each other, offering a cut for each patient referred.

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  • "By having a team that can cross-refer to each other, when appropriate, we enable the client/patient to have a fully integrated treatment and hopefully resolve their problem more effectively."

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  • In collegial environments, people might join forces and publish jointly (Like Wallace and Darwin did), or at least cross-refer to each other's work, but in adversarial environments where money is the prize, secrecy becomes important.

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  • He’s scared to death of courts remanding to the NAD: no discovery, no cross-examinations, pick and choose evidence — for the court to treat it as quasi-judicial and stay cases and cross-refer is very dangerous.

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