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cross section

cross section

 
pronunciation:
kraws sek shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a planar view exposed by cutting through an object, usu. at right angles to its longitudinal axis.
similar words:
section
definition 2: a drawing, photograph, or other graphic representation of such a view.
definition 3: a representative sample or selection of typical parts that reveals what the whole is like.
a cross section of the population
similar words:
sample
derivations: cross-section (adj.), cross-sectional (adj.), cross-section (v.)