Definitions for crossoverˈkrɔsˌoʊ vər, ˈkrɒs-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cross•o•verˈkrɔsˌoʊ vər, ˈkrɒs-(n.)

  1. a bridge or other structure for crossing over a river, highway, etc.

    Category: Civil Engineering

  2. music that crosses over in style, sometimes sharing attributes with several musical styles and therefore often appealing to a broader audience. a performer of crossover.

    Category: Music and Dance

  3. a member of one political party who votes in the primary of another party.

    Category: Government

  4. Genetics. a genotype resulting from crossing over.

    Category: Genetics

    Ref: crossing over.

  5. a track structure composed of two or more turnouts, permitting movement of cars from either of two parallel and adjacent tracks to the other.

    Category: Railroads

Origin of crossover:

1785–95

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crossing over, crossover(noun)

    the interchange of sections between pairing homologous chromosomes during the prophase of meiosis

  2. crossover voter, crossover(noun)

    a voter who is registered as a member of one political party but who votes in the primary of another party

  3. crossover(noun)

    the appropriation of a new style (especially in popular music) by combining elements of different genres in order to appeal to a wider audience

    "a jazz-classical crossover album"

  4. crossing, crosswalk, crossover(noun)

    a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other

Wiktionary

  1. crossover(Noun)

    A place where one thing crosses over another.

  2. crossover(Noun)

    The means by which the crossing is made.

  3. crossover(Noun)

    (genetics) the result of the exchange of genetic material during meiosis.

  4. crossover(Noun)

    A blend of multiple styles of music, intended to appeal to a wider audience.

  5. crossover(Noun)

    An automobile that is a mix of two kinds of automobiles, i.e. the Pontiac Torrent.

  6. crossover(Noun)

    A pair of switches and a short, diagonal length of track which together connect two parallel tracks and allow passage between them.

  7. crossover(Noun)

    A piece of fiction that borrows elements from two or more fictional universes.

Freebase

  1. Crossover

    Crossover is a term applied to musical works or performers appearing on two or more of the record charts which track differing musical tastes, or genres. If the second chart combines genres, such as a "Hot 100" list, the work is not a crossover. In some contexts the term "crossover" can have negative connotations, implying the dilution of a music's distinctive qualities to accommodate to mass tastes. For example, in the early years of rock and roll, many songs originally recorded by African-American musicians were re-recorded by white artists such as Pat Boone in a more toned-down style, often with changed lyrics, that lacked the hard edge of the original versions. These covers were popular with a much broader audience. In practice crossover frequently results from the appearance of the music in question in a film soundtrack. For instance, Sacred Harp music experienced a spurt of crossover popularity as a result of its appearance in the 2003 film Cold Mountain, and bluegrass music experienced a revival due to the reception of 2000's O Brother, Where Art Thou?. Even atonal music, which tends to be less popular among classical enthusiasts, has a kind of crossover niche, since it is widely used in filmmaking and television production scores "to depict an approaching menace", as noted by Charles Rosen.


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