Definitions of crossover
  1. noun
    a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other
    synonyms: crossing, crosswalk
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    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
  2. noun
    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”
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    adoption, borrowing
    the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source
  3. noun
    a voter who is registered as a member of one political party but who votes in the primary of another party
    synonyms: crossover voter
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    type of:
    elector, voter
    a citizen who has a legal right to vote
  4. noun
    the interchange of sections between pairing homologous chromosomes during the prophase of meiosis
    synonyms: crossing over
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    type of:
    biological process, organic process
    a process occurring in living organisms
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