Definitions of crossing
  1. noun
    a point where two lines (paths or arcs etc.) intersect
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    the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
  2. noun
    a junction where one street or road crosses another
    synonyms: carrefour, crossroad, crossway, intersection
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    corner, street corner, turning point
    the intersection of two streets
    grade crossing, level crossing
    intersection of a railway and a road on the same level; barriers close road when trains pass
    blind corner
    a street corner that you cannot see around as you are driving
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    the place where two or more things come together
  3. noun
    a shallow area in a stream that can be forded
    synonyms: ford
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    body of water, water
    the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
  4. noun
    a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other
    synonyms: crossover, crosswalk
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    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)
    pelican crossing
    an acronym for pedestrian light control; a pedestrian crossing with traffic lights that are controlled by pedestrians
    school crossing
    a pedestrian crossing where school children cross a street on the way to school
    type of:
    a way especially designed for a particular use
  5. noun
    traveling across
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    ford, fording
    the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse
    traversal, traverse
    taking a zigzag path on skis
    shallow fording
    fording at a shallow place
    deep fording
    fording at a deep place in the stream
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    travel, traveling, travelling
    the act of going from one place to another
  6. noun
    a voyage across a body of water (usually across the Atlantic Ocean)
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    a journey to some distant place
  7. noun
    (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
    synonyms: cross, crossbreeding, hybridisation, hybridization, hybridizing, interbreeding
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    dihybrid cross
    hybridization using two traits with two alleles each
    monohybrid cross
    hybridization using a single trait with two alleles (as in Mendel's experiments with garden peas)
    reciprocal, reciprocal cross
    hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype
    test-cross, testcross
    a cross between an organism whose genotype for a certain trait is unknown and an organism that is homozygous recessive for that trait so the unknown genotype can be determined from that of the offspring
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    conjugation, coupling, mating, pairing, sexual union, union
    the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
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