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Definition 1: a voyage across a body of water (usually across the Atlantic Ocean) - [noun denoting act]

(crossing is a kind of ...) a journey to some distant place

Definition 2: traveling across - [noun denoting act]

(crossing is a kind of ...) the act of going from one place to another

"he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel"

(... is a kind of crossing ) the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse

(... is a kind of crossing ) taking a zigzag path on skis

Definition 3: (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for crossing in the sense of this definition

(crossing is a kind of ...) the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes

"the casual couplings of adolescents" "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"

(... is a kind of crossing ) hybridization using two traits with two alleles each

(... is a kind of crossing ) hybridization using a single trait with two alleles (as in Mendel's experiments with garden peas)

(... is a kind of crossing ) hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype

(... is a kind of crossing ) 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

(crossing belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms

Definition 4: a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for crossing in the sense of this definition

(crossing is a kind of ...) a way especially designed for a particular use

(... is a kind of crossing ) a crossing that uses an underpass or overpass

(... is a kind of crossing ) street crossing where pedestrians have right of way; often marked in some way (especially with diagonal stripes)

Definition 5: a junction where one street or road crosses another - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for crossing in the sense of this definition

(crossing is a kind of ...) the place where two or more things come together

(... is a kind of crossing ) the intersection of two streets

"standing on the corner watching all the girls go by"

(... is a kind of crossing ) intersection of a railway and a road on the same level; barriers close road when trains pass

(... is part of crossing) an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation

Definition 6: a point where two lines (paths or arcs etc.) intersect - [noun denoting location]

(crossing is a kind of ...) the precise location of something; a spatially limited location

"she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"

Definition 7: a shallow area in a stream that can be forded - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for crossing in the sense of this definition

(crossing is a kind of ...) the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)

"they invaded our territorial waters" "they were sitting by the water's edge"

(... is part of crossing) a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth

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