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cross

 [kros]
1. a cross-shaped figure or structure.
2. any organism produced by crossbreeding.
3. a method of crossbreeding.

cross

(kros),
1. Any figure in the shape of a cross formed by two intersecting lines. Synonym(s): crux
2. Synonym(s): crux of heart
3. A method of hybridization or the hybrid so produced.
[F. croix, L. crux]

cross

(kraws)
1. Any figure or structure characterized by the intersection of two lines.
Synonym(s): crux.
2. A method of hybridization or the hybrid so produced.
[F. croix, L. crux ]

cross

  1. a mating between a male and a female of a plant or animal species, from which one or more offspring are produced.
  2. a hybrid produced by mating two unlike parents.
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Often, when used at the same time, these two classes of drugs work at cross-purposes, says Ram Sasisekharan, a biological engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Lelyveld surmises, "As my mom saw and felt it, Grandma's passivity--the finiteness, the absolute ordinariness of her expectations--stood for all the inertia, all the conventions, all the obstacles that checked her own progress on the path to the more independent life to which she felt entitled." He thought his mother finally had seemed at peace with her life, "until my bombshell landed, showing her, I now suppose, that she was still at cross-purposes with her family and herself."
The statement of work (SOW) for the CESCO contract was written prior to the award of Task Order 2, so there was no knowledge of the coordination issues that must be solved for the two contractors to work in tandem rather than at cross-purposes (if the government shops were still operating, the same coordination would have to be accomplished).
In France, the report points out, police and intelligence agencies have not only failed to coordinate but have sometimes worked at cross-purposes. The report also cautions that the intelligence programs have suffered from a lack of oversight or legislative control.
Are formal and informal communications inputs working at cross-purposes? Are workers being kept informed in a timely way about all relevant aspects of their work?
REACHING OUT TO THE GAY COMMUNITY HAS ALSO BEEN DIFFICULT, SINCE THE TWO GROUPS OFTEN FIND THEMSELVES AT CROSS-PURPOSES.