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 (krôs′ō′vər, krŏs′-)
1. A place at which or the means by which a crossing is made.
2. A short connecting track by which a train can be transferred from one line to another.
3. Genetics Crossing over.
4. A registered member of one political party who votes in the primary of the other party.
a. The adaptation of a musical style, as by blending elements of two or more styles or categories, to appeal to a wider audience.
b. One, such as a performer, song, or movie, that appeals to more than one segment of an audience or market.


1. a place at which a crossing is made
2. (Genetics) genetics
a. another term for crossing over
b. a chromosomal structure or character resulting from crossing over
3. (Railways) railways a point of transfer between two main lines
4. (Electronics) short for crossover network
5. a recording, book, or other product that becomes popular in a genre other than its own
6. (of music, fashion, art, etc) combining two distinct styles
7. (of a performer, writer, recording, book, etc) having become popular in more than one genre


(ˈkrɔsˌoʊ vər, ˈkrɒs-)

1. a bridge or other structure for crossing over a river, highway, etc.
a. music that crosses over in style, sometimes sharing attributes with several musical styles and therefore often appealing to a broader audience.
b. a performer of crossover.
3. a member of one political party who votes in the primary of another party.
4. Genetics.
b. a genotype resulting from crossing over.
5. a track structure composed of two or more turnouts, permitting movement of cars from either of two parallel and adjacent tracks to the other.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crossover - the interchange of sections between pairing homologous chromosomes during the prophase of meiosiscrossover - the interchange of sections between pairing homologous chromosomes during the prophase of meiosis
diplotene - the fourth stage of the prophase of meiosis
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
2.crossover - a voter who is registered as a member of one political party but who votes in the primary of another party
elector, voter - a citizen who has a legal right to vote
3.crossover - 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"
borrowing, adoption - the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source; "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent"
music genre, musical genre, musical style, genre - an expressive style of music
4.crossover - a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the othercrossover - a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other
grade separation - a crossing that uses an underpass or overpass
path - a way especially designed for a particular use
pedestrian crossing, zebra crossing - street crossing where pedestrians have right of way; often marked in some way (especially with diagonal stripes)


[ˈkrɒsəʊvəʳ] N
1. (Aut etc) → paso m
2. (Mus) → fusión f


[ˈkrɒsəʊvər] n
(= combination, mix) [styles] → hybride m
(= transition) → transition f
to make the crossover from actor to singer → passer du métier d'acteur à celui de chanteurcross-posting [ˌkrɒsˈpəʊstɪŋ] n [emails] → envoi m multiplecross-purposes [ˌkrɒsˈpɜːrpəsɪz] npl
to be at cross-purposes with sb → comprendre qn de travers
to talk at cross-purposes
We're talking at cross-purposes → On ne parle pas de la même chose., Je crois qu'il y a un malentendu.cross-question [ˌkrɒsˈkwɛstʃən] vt (LAW)faire subir un interrogatoire àcross-reference [ˌkrɒsˈrɛfərəns]
nrenvoi m, référence f
vt [+ book, list] → ajouter des renvois à
to be cross-referenced to sth [item, entry, data] → renvoyer à qch


, crossover
n. acción de cruzar a través.
References in classic literature ?
Phillips to lay a hand on one of his children again; and Mattie Andrews had a new red hood and a blue crossover with tassels on it and the airs she put on about it were perfectly sickening; and Lizzie Wright didn't speak to Mamie Wilson because Mamie Wilson's grown-up sister had cut out Lizzie Wright's grown-up sister with her beau; and everybody missed Anne so and wished she's come to school again; and Gilbert Blythe--
Nissan's global crossover and SUV models increased nearly 13%, while INFINITI luxury crossovers and SUVs were up almost 9% in 2017.
Nissan's global crossover and SUV models increased nearly 13 per cent, while Infiniti luxury crossovers and SUVs were up almost nine per cent in 2017.
Auto Business News-December 15, 2017--Volkswagen of America plans to launch more crossovers
While other crossovers have sort of maintained each show's individuality before, it sounds like these crossovers will blend together more than ever.
The curious part is that crossovers are "blurring" the lines between cars and SUVs, even though those lines were already vague to start with.
However, through the pursuit of responding to customer expectations with regard to crossovers in Europe and other parts of the world, they realised that they needed to "think bigger".
He begins here by pointing out that almost everyone who knows agrees that audio systems using active crossovers sound better than those using passive crossovers.
I do not think there are many facing crossovers on main lines these days.
The fad (at the time) to get flat phase response only worsened the problem, because the low-order crossovers required for flat phase response kept the tweeter energized to well below 500 Hz.
In fully controlled crossovers, subjects are measured before and after each treatment, whereas measurements are taken only after each treatment in a simple crossover.
Built like SUVs but with car drivers in mind, crossovers vehicles get their designs by stealing features from sedans, trucks, SUVs and minivans.