crossing

Primary Meanings of crossing

1.
n
a point where two lines (paths or arcs etc.) intersect
2.
n
a shallow area in a stream that can be forded
3.
n
a voyage across a body of water (usually across the Atlantic Ocean)
4.
n
(genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
Full Definitions of crossing
1

n a point where two lines (paths or arcs etc.) intersect

Type of:
point
the precise location of something; a spatially limited location

n a junction where one street or road crosses another

Synonyms:
carrefour, crossroad, crossway, intersection
Types:
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
Type of:
junction
the place where two or more things come together
2

n a shallow area in a stream that can be forded

Synonyms:
ford
Type of:
body of water, water
the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)

n 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:
path
a way especially designed for a particular use

n 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
Type of:
travel, traveling, travelling
the act of going from one place to another
3

n a voyage across a body of water (usually across the Atlantic Ocean)

Type of:
voyage
a journey to some distant place
4

n (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
Type of:
conjugation, coupling, mating, pairing, sexual union, union
the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes

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