What does cross-reference mean?

Definitions for cross-reference

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cross-reference, cross-index(noun)

    a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work


  1. cross-reference(Noun)

    A reference or direction in one place in a book or other source of information to information at another place in the same work

  2. cross-reference(Verb)

    To provide something with a cross-reference

  3. Origin: * cross - reference


  1. Cross-reference

    The term cross-reference can refer to either: ⁕An instance within a document which refers to related information elsewhere in the same document. In both printed and online dictionaries cross-references are important because they form a network structure of relations existing between different parts of data, dictionary-internal as well as dictionary external. ⁕In an index, a cross reference is often denoted by See also. For example, under the term Albert Einstein in the index of a book about Nobel Laureates, there may be the cross-reference See also: Einstein, Albert. ⁕In hypertext, cross-referencing is maintained to a document with either in-context or out-of-context cross-referencing. These are similar to KWIC and KWOC. ⁕In programming, "cross-referencing" means a listing of every named identifier. ⁕In a relational database management system, a table can have an xref as prefix or suffix to indicate it is a cross-reference table that joins two or more tables together via primary key.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cross-reference in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cross-reference in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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Translations for cross-reference

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • إشارة الصليبArabic
  • QuerverweisGerman
  • referencia cruzadaSpanish
  • مرجع متقابلPersian
  • renvoiFrench
  • crostagairtIrish
  • crucem referenceLatin
  • tohu whakawhitiMāori
  • kryssreferanse, kryssreferereNorwegian
  • odsyłacz,odnośnik, odpowiednik, odniesienie, odnośnik, odpowiednik, odsyłaczPolish
  • перекрёстная ссылкаRussian
  • korsreferens, korsrefereraSwedish
  • குறுக்கு குறிப்புTamil
  • Перехресне посиланняUkrainian
  • کراس حوالہUrdu

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