cross reference

a reference from one part of a book, index, or the like, to related material, as a word or illustration, in another part.

1825–35 Unabridged


[kraws-ref-er-uhns, -ref-ruhns, kros-]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), cross-referenced, cross-referencing.
to provide with cross references: The new encyclopedia is completely cross-referenced.

1900–05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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World English Dictionary
1.  a reference within a text to another part of the text
2.  to cross-refer

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Example sentences
Excellent navigation makes it easy to reference and cross-reference any
  creature, time period or topic.
Such data correlation might reinforce our ability to recall and cross-reference
  key events that caused joy or fear.
They cross-reference it with the local newspaper or a clandestinely intercepted
  phone conversation.
It's fascinating to cross-reference these photos with the actual mission photos
  from the surface.
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