cross-reference cross-reference


  • (n) a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work


  1. The fact that he is covered in fur also provides her with a rebellious cross-reference; her domineering parents were, in fact, famous New York furriers.
  2. In my own case the words of such an act as the Income Tax, for example, merely dance before my eyes in a meaningless procession; cross-reference to cross-reference, exception upon.
  3. Even today, for instance, the INS and FBI fingerprint systems can't cross-reference.


  • Email yes, guns no

    By Tribune-Review Let me get this straight. The government can put my phone calls and emails into a giant database, then compare and cross-reference them with billions ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News


  1. "It's a little easier with the Canadian schools because I can pull up a roster off the Internet," Smith said. "I can cross-reference to find out if they are still actually there so when I call up the player's coach I'm not wasting his time."
    on Apr 29, 2008 By: Alex Smith Source: Ottawa Citizen

  2. Butcher said: "You get names and targets but you want to cross-reference them with people you know. So you go off and do your homework and get to the point where you're ready to make an offer, only to find out they've got an offer from somewhere...
    on Jul 27, 2007 By: Terry Butcher Source: Daily Mail

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