• WordNet 3.6
    • n crossover a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other
    • n 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"
    • n crossover a voter who is registered as a member of one political party but who votes in the primary of another party
    • n crossover the interchange of sections between pairing homologous chromosomes during the prophase of meiosis
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crossover In calico-printing, a superimposed color in the form of stripes, bands, or cross-bars.
    • n crossover In railroading, a crossing or connecting line of rails and two switches joining two lines of rails. It is used to enable a train to cross from one line to another. See switch, 2, and *ladder, 3.
    • n crossover In electricity, a place where two wires pass each other without touching. Should they touch a cross would be formed. See cross, 13.
    • n crossover Same as sontag.
    • n crossover The crossing of the swiftest current in a river from one side of the channel to the other. Crossovers generally occur between two bends in the course of a stream.
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In literature:

While flying formation with these planes we would practice crossovers.
"The Biography of a Rabbit" by Roy Benson
Car 56 flashed under a crossover and into a long, gentle curve.
"Code Three" by Rick Raphael
A hyper-pilot is always anxious just before crossover.
"Equation of Doom" by Gerald Vance
She held a coarse woollen crossover with her thin brown arms tightly round her bosom.
"The Undying Past" by Hermann Sudermann

In news:

LA" crossover with "Hawaii Five-0".
From Ron Jeremy to Sasha Grey: Porn's Biggest Crossover Stars.
Johns unleashes 'Wrath of the First Lantern' crossover .
A rare chance for music fans' crossover .
Earth's Mightiest Superhero Crossover Sketch Comedy Event.
Lady T'Birds fall to Ellicottville in crossover .
Tonawanda News — The Tonawanda boys soccer team, after winning the Section VI B-2 Championship on Saturday, was looking to make a little more history Tuesday night when it lined up against East Aurora in the B1-B2 crossover championship game.
CrossOver Software Lets You Run Windows Apps on Linux or Mac.
Team Fortress 2 running through CrossOver .
Ford's Edge crossover gets the turbocharged treatment.
Leverage crossover skills for new job.
St Charles East volleyball wins UEC crossover match.
It's a more handsome and tightly tailored machine than the departed model, but not so handsome or tailored that anyone would notice it in a sea of crossovers .
Northern Michigan University lost its first two matches at the fifth annual Great Lakes Valley Conference/GLIAC Crossover volleyball tournament that began Friday.
The Olympic College volleyball team reached the championship match at Saturday's Pierce Crossover Tournament in Lakewood.

In science:

Sommers, Almost Hermitian random matrices: Crossover from WignerDyson to Ginibre eigenvalue statistics, Phys.
Determinantal random point fields
The susceptibility data showed a crossover with temperature from classical to random field critical behaviour.
Crossover from classical to random-field critical exponents in As-doped TbVO4
The data for the mixed sample show a crossover from classical to random-field critical behaviour.
Crossover from classical to random-field critical exponents in As-doped TbVO4
In thermodynamically large systems this crossover is never reached.
Asymptotic Energy Decay in Inelastic Fluids
SM79 observed that as the Barnett relaxation couples J with the axis of maximal inertia it makes randomization of grains during crossover nearly complete.
Physics of Grain Alignment