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CROSSOVER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does crossover mean? 

CROSSOVER (noun)
  The noun CROSSOVER has 4 senses:

1. the interchange of sections between pairing homologous chromosomes during the prophase of meiosis
2. a voter who is registered as a member of one political party but who votes in the primary of another party
3. the appropriation of a new style (especially in popular music) by combining elements of different genres in order to appeal to a wider audience
4. a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other

  Familiarity information: CROSSOVER used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CROSSOVER (noun)


Sense 1crossover [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

crossing over; crossover

Hypernyms ("crossover" is a kind of...):

biological process; organic process (a process occurring in living organisms)

Holonyms ("crossover" is a part of...):

diplotene (the fourth stage of the prophase of meiosis)


Sense 2crossover [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A voter who is registered as a member of one political party but who votes in the primary of another party

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

crossover voter; crossover

Hypernyms ("crossover" is a kind of...):

elector; voter (a citizen who has a legal right to vote)


Sense 3crossover [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The appropriation of a new style (especially in popular music) by combining elements of different genres in order to appeal to a wider audience

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

a jazz-classical crossover album

Hypernyms ("crossover" is a kind of...):

adoption; borrowing (the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source)

Domain category:

genre; music genre; musical genre; musical style (an expressive style of music)


Sense 4crossover [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

crosswalk; crossover; crossing

Hypernyms ("crossover" is a kind of...):

path (a way especially designed for a particular use)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "crossover"):

grade separation (a crossing that uses an underpass or overpass)

pedestrian crossing; zebra crossing (street crossing where pedestrians have right of way; often marked in some way especially with diagonal stripes)


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