cross-index

cross-index
noun
a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work
Syn: ↑cross-reference
Hypernyms:
verb
make an index that refers from one point to the next
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These references are cross-indexed

Hypernyms: ↑index
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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I. \\ˈ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ verb
Etymology: cross (V) + index (v.)
1.
a. : to refer by means of a note at one place to matter at another place

all items in the biology file are cross-indexed to related material in the zoology file

b. : to refer from (a variant or subordinate entry) to a main entry

“public sanitation” should be cross-indexed to “public health”

2. : to provide (as the body of a text, an index, or a file) with cross-references

a cross-indexed report

: to function as or become provided with a cross-referring note or index

most variants cross-index to main entries

all annotations for the most part cross-index

II. noun
: a note, series of notes, or index that cross-indexes

each cross-index is written on a blue slip

a text with a cross-index in footnotes as well as a general index in the back

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/kraws"in"deks, kros"-/, v.t.
1. to provide with cross references or with a cross-referenced index.
v.i.
2. to refer by a note or indication of location to related material, as in an index, book, or article; contain cross references: Footnotes cross-index to the appendix and bibliography.
[1890-95]

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cross-inˈdex noun
A cross-reference referring the reader to other material
intransitive verb
To cross-refer to related material
transitive verb
To list under another heading as a cross-reference
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Main Entry:cross

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cross-index
see cross- B.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • cross-index — v. t. to provide cross references in (a book or other document). Syn: cross reference. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cross-index — n. a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work. Syn: cross reference. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cross-index — [krôs′in΄deks΄] vt., vi. to provide (a reference book, index, etc.) with systematic cross references …   English World dictionary

  • cross-index — /kraws in deks, kros /, v.t. 1. to provide with cross references or with a cross referenced index. v.i. 2. to refer by a note or indication of location to related material, as in an index, book, or article; contain cross references: Footnotes… …   Universalium

  • cross index — noun a note or cross reference which refers the reader to other material. verb (cross index) index (something) under another heading as a cross reference …   English new terms dictionary

  • cross-index — transitive verb Date: 1892 1. to index (an item) under a second or under more than one heading 2. to supply (as a book) with a cross referenced index • cross index noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cross-index — cross′ in′dex v. t. 1) to provide with cross references or with a cross referenced index 2) to provide cross references • Etymology: 1890–95 cross′ in′dex, n …   From formal English to slang

  • cross-index — /krɒs ˈɪndɛks/ (say kros indeks) noun 1. a note, or a group of notes referring the reader to material elsewhere. –verb (t) 2. to provide with cross references. –verb (i) 3. to contain cross references; to refer to related material as in a book,… …  

  • cross index — a note or group of notes referring the reader to material elsewhere. * * * …   Universalium

  • cross index — a note or group of notes referring the reader to material elsewhere …   Useful english dictionary

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