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Meaning of cross reference

cross' ref'erence

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a reference from one part of a book, index, or the like, to related material, as a word or illustration, in another part.

cross-ref•er•ence

Pronunciation: (krôs'ref'ur-uns, -ref'runs, kros'-), [key]
— -enced, -enc•ing.
  1. to provide with cross references: The new encyclopedia is completely cross-referenced.
  2. cross-refer.
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