- The definition of a cross reference is a mention of another part of a book where more information can be found.
An example of a cross reference is a citation at the bottom of a page.
- To cross reference is defined as to discuss a detail that can be found in another location, often within the same book.
An example of to cross reference is to mention a quote that can be found complete in another chapter.
- to provide (an index, reference book, etc.) with systematic cross-references
transitive verbcross-ref·er·enced, cross-ref·er·enc·ing, cross-ref·er·enc·es
(third-person singular simple present cross-references, present participle cross-referencing, simple past and past participle cross-referenced)
- To provide something with a cross-reference