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cross index

noun
1.
a note or group of notes referring the reader to material elsewhere.

cross-index

[kraws-in-deks, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˈɪn dɛks, ˈkrɒs-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to provide with cross references or with a cross-referenced index.
verb (used without object)
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.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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Examples from the web for cross index
  • Both searches cross index each other's registered names, so either may be used to search all of types of businesses listed above.
  • Blood donor registration cards and related cross index cards indicating blood group and type.
British Dictionary definitions for cross index

cross-index

noun
1.
a note or notes referring the reader to other material
verb
2.
(intransitive) (of a note in a book) to refer to related material
3.
to provide or be provided with cross-indexes
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