• 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
New Elements of Crossovers Another unexpected development was a substantial change of the picture of crossovers.
Physics of Grain Alignment
This finding changed the understanding of crossovers a lot.
Physics of Grain Alignment
Thus the randomization during a crossover is reduced and LD97 obtained a nearly perfect alignment for interstellar grains rotating suprathermally, provided that the grains were larger than a certain critical size ac .
Physics of Grain Alignment
The latter size was found by equating the time of the crossover and the time of the internal dissipation tdis .
Physics of Grain Alignment
The thermal flipping takes place as the time of the crossover becomes larger than tdis .
Physics of Grain Alignment
Naturally, it is of utmost importance to incorporate the theory of crossovers into the existing codes and this work is under way.
Physics of Grain Alignment
For this purpose it is necessary to describe crossovers induced by radiative torques and include the recently discovered flipovers into existing codes.
Physics of Grain Alignment
For intermediate cases the average access time shows a crossover from regular to random behavior with increasing distances.
Random spread on the family of small-world networks
There we find the crossover from the square-root time relaxation to the exponential relaxation around t ∼ (2γ )−1 .
Nonexponential Relaxation of Magnetization at the Resonant Tunneling Point under a Fluctuating Random Noise
Experimental results on the crossover point in random 3SAT.
On the critical exponents of random k-SAT