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tran·sect

 (trăn-sĕkt′)
tr.v. tran·sect·ed, tran·sect·ing, tran·sects
To divide by cutting transversely.
n.
A usually straight line along which measurements or observations are made at regular intervals, as for purposes of ecological study.


tran·sec′tion n.

transect

vb
(tr) to cut or divide crossways
n
(Environmental Science) a sample strip of land used to monitor plant distribution, animal populations, etc, within a given area
[C17: from Latin trans- + secāre to cut]
tranˈsection n

tran•sect

(trænˈsɛkt)

v.t.
to cut across; dissect transversely.
[1625–35; tran (s)- + Latin sectus]
tran•sec′tion, n.

transect


Past participle: transected
Gerund: transecting

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.transect - cut across or divide transversely; "the trails transect the property"
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
Translations

transect

[trænˈsekt] Ntransecto m

transect

[trænˈsɛkt] vttagliare trasversalmente

transect

v. cortar transversalmente.
References in periodicals archive ?
Surveys were standardized by arbitrarily selecting 4 nearshore transects parallel to the lake shoreline and 2 offshore transects perpendicular to the shoreline.
Data and analyses--In September 1981, in order to sample two landscapes in the Paint Gap Hills characterized by semidesert grasslands (hillslopes and watershed drainages), we established three permanent line transects (T1-T3) down a hillslope below a scarp and seven line transects (T4-T10) along a nearby drainage channel (Fig.
These and other large mammal studies employ a variety of detection methods, often coupling transects with camera traps.
During 10-min surveys of transects, the HOV traveled along a depth contour at an average speed of 0.
Transects were [greater than or equal to] 2 km long (3 km where possible) and were separated by [greater than or equal to] 3 km from transects in neighbouring hectads to ensure independence of sampling between different sites.
Generally, roads towards the colonies were used as transects to assess the population status of Himalayan Griffon vultures.
A series of intercalibration transects was conducted in a high-complexity (HC) and in a low-complexity (LC) habitat by having the towed video followed by a diver conducting a concurrent standard BT, covering the exact same surface area as the towed video.
the survey will operate 24 hours a day and will involve directed plankton tows, using a gulf vii high speed plankton sampler, carried out on a series of transects every half ices statistical rectangle, 0.
Therefore, we examined multiple transects to explore the effectiveness of genitalic divergence as a barrier to gene flow on a background of potentially different extrinsic (e.
Roe deer snow tracks were counted during five days each year on 16 line transects (length 66.
We established eight transects (50-100 m in length) along an elevation gradient in three tree-line zones (forest, forest-tundra, and alpine-tundra) and recorded all species and cover of vegetation in contiguous 1 x 1 m quadrats.
6 equally spaced transects across the length of the pond with 5 approximately equally spaced points on each transect) was assigned to the pond (Fig.