Definition of Crossover

1. Noun. The interchange of sections between pairing homologous chromosomes during the prophase of meiosis.

Exact synonyms: Crossing Over
Group relationships: Diplotene
Generic synonyms: Biological Process, Organic Process

2. Noun. A voter who is registered as a member of one political party but who votes in the primary of another party.
Exact synonyms: Crossover Voter
Generic synonyms: Elector, Voter

3. Noun. The appropriation of a new style (especially in popular music) by combining elements of different genres in order to appeal to a wider audience. "A jazz-classical crossover album"
Generic synonyms: Adoption, Borrowing
Category relationships: Genre, Music Genre, Musical Genre, Musical Style

4. Noun. A path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other.
Exact synonyms: Crossing, Crosswalk
Specialized synonyms: Grade Separation, Pedestrian Crossing, Zebra Crossing
Generic synonyms: Path
Derivative terms: Cross

Definition of Crossover

1. Noun. A place where one thing crosses over another. ¹

2. Noun. The means by which the crossing is made. ¹

3. Noun. (''genetics'') the result of the exchange of genetic material during meiosis. ¹

4. Noun. A blend of multiple styles of music, intended to appeal to a wider audience. ¹

5. Noun. An automobile that is a mix of two kinds of automobiles, i.e. the Pontiac Torrent. ¹

6. Noun. (rail transport) A pair of switches and a short, diagonal length of track which together connect two parallel tracks and allow passage between them. ¹

7. Noun. A piece of fiction that borrows elements from two or more fictional universes. ¹

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Definition of Crossover

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Crossover

crossover (current term)
crossover dribble
crossover fixation
crossover study
crossover vote
crossover voter

Literary usage of Crossover

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Field Manual for Railroad Engineers by James C. Nagle (1917)
"To Connect Two Parallel Tracks by a crossover composed of two D° Curves ... Given D = 7° 30', p = 62 ft., 1 = 100 ft., to locate crossover when A is at sta. ..."

2. Statistics in Molecular Biology and Genetics: Selected Proceedings of a 1997 by Françoise Seillier-Moiseiwitsch (1999)
"To distinguish crossover events occurring on the four strand bundle and crossover events on single strands, we describe crossover events on the four strand ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1917)
"make the crossover equivalent to a transposition in the telephone circuit, ... If the crossover is treated in such a manner, it need not be considered as a ..."

4. Inductive Interference Between Electric Power and Communication Circuits by California Public Utilities Commission (1919)
"In the telephone line, the present '' Standard'' section is replaced by an E section with its mid-point at the crossover and its Salinas end coincident with ..."

5. Tea Machinery, and Tea Factories: A Descriptive Treatise on the Mechanical by Alexander James Wallis-Tayler (1900)
"150 and 151 show respectively a single inclined plane branch, and a diamond crossover with inclined ..."

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