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cross section

also cross-sec·tion (krôs′sĕk′shən, krŏs′-)
a. A section formed by a plane cutting through an object, usually at right angles to an axis.
b. A piece so cut or a graphic representation of such a piece.
2. Physics A quantity, measured in units of barns, used to express the probability of an encounter between particles over a given area in a collision. Also called collision cross section.
3. Statistics A sample meant to be representative of a whole population.
4. Informal A variety; a diversity.

cross′-sec′tion·al adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cross-section - representing a plane made by cutting across something at right angles to its length; "cross-section views of the neck"
crosswise - lying or extending across the length of a thing or in a cross direction; "a crosswise street"; "the crosswise dimension"


[ˈkrɒsˈsekʃən] N (Bio etc) → corte m or sección f transversal; [of population] → muestra f (representativa)


(kros) plural ˈcrosses noun
1. a symbol formed by two lines placed across each other, eg + or x.
2. two wooden beams placed thus (+), on which Christ was nailed.
3. the symbol of the Christian religion.
4. a lasting cause of suffering etc. Your rheumatism is a cross you will have to bear.
5. the result of breeding two varieties of animal or plant. This dog is a cross between an alsatian and a labrador.
6. a monument in the shape of a cross.
7. any of several types of medal given for bravery etc. the Victoria Cross.
1. to go from one side to the other. Let's cross (the street); This road crosses the swamp.
2. (negative uncross) to place (two things) across each other. He sat down and crossed his legs.
3. to go or be placed across (each other). The roads cross in the centre of town.
4. to meet and pass. Our letters must have crossed in the post.
5. to put a line across. Cross your `t's'.
6. to make (a cheque or postal order) payable only through a bank by drawing two parallel lines across it.
7. to breed (something) from two different varieties. I've crossed two varieties of rose.
8. to go against the wishes of. If you cross me, you'll regret it!
1. going or placed across. cross-winds; cross-pieces.
2. of mixed variety. a cross-breed.
ˈcrossing noun
1. a place where a road etc may be crossed. a pedestrian-crossing; a level-crossing.
2. a journey over the sea. I was seasick as it was a very rough crossing.
ˈcrossbow noun
a medieval type of bow fixed to a shaft with a mechanism for pulling back and releasing the string.
ˈcross-breed noun
an animal bred from two different breeds.
ˈcross-bred adjective
ˌcrossˈcheck verb
to check information, calculations etc by using different sources or a different method.
the act of crosschecking.
cross-ˈcountry adjective
across fields etc, not on roads. a cross-country run.
ˌcross-country ˈskiing noun
the sport of skiing with narrow skis across the countryside, through woods etc.
ˌcross-exˈamine verb
in a court of law, to test or check the previous evidence of (a witness) by questioning him.
ˈcross-exˌamiˈnation noun
ˌcross-ˈeyed adjective
having a squint.
ˈcross-fire noun
the crossing of lines of gunfire from two or more points.
at cross-purposes
of two or more people, confused about what they are saying or doing because of misunderstanding one another. I think we're talking at cross-purposes.
ˌcross-reˈfer verb
to give a cross-reference (to). In this dictionary went is cross-referred to go.
ˌcross-ˈreference noun
a reference from one part of a book, list etc to another, eg crept see creep.
ˈcrossroads noun singular
a place where two or more roads cross or meet. At the crossroads we'll have to decide which road to take.
ˌcross-ˈsection noun
1. (a drawing etc of) the area or surface made visible by cutting through something, eg an apple.
2. a sample as representative of the whole. He interviewed a cross-section of the audience to get their opinion of the play.
crossword (puzzle)
a square word-puzzle in which the blanks in a pattern of blank and solid checks are to be filled with words reading across and down, the words being found from clues.
cross one's fingers
to place a finger across the one next to it, for good luck.
cross out
to draw a line through. He crossed out all her mistakes.


n. sección transversal.
References in classic literature ?
An emotion is essentially a process, and it will be only what one may call a cross-section of the emotion that will be a perception, of a bodily condition according to James, or (in certain cases) of an external object according to his opponents.
MULTAN -- A large number of people assembled at clock tower cross-section in the city here on Friday to express solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ and K).
According to the calculated data (see Table 6), the permissible cross-section [] of the accepted wire is numerically approximately 192.31 [mm.sup.2].
During the first run of the LHC (Run I), measurements of the production cross-section for two isolated photons at a center-of-mass energy of [square root of s] = 7 TeV are performed by ATLAS [7] and CMS [8], based on an integrated luminosity of 4.9 [fb.sup.-1] and 5.0 [fb.sup.-1], respectively.
So, in calculation of the cracking moment of the cross-section the shrinkage induced stresses should be accounted for.
Meanwhile, in the cross-section SEM image in Figure 1b, even if optical inspection had been possible, the crack is hidden by the solder mask.
From the extensive numerical studies, some of them presented here, the proposed approach has been found to be very effective to determine the complete moment-curvature relationships showing strength reduction beyond the multiple peak points and degradation of flexural and axial rigidity of cross-section at different stages of loading.
Figure 1 shows a schematic diagram of the pile-soil system, in which the finite soil layers underlying the pile end are assumed to be soil column, namely, fictitious soil pile whose cross-section area is the same as the pile.
Neutron Capture and Total Cross-Section Measurements and Resonance Parameter Analysis of Zirconium up to 2.5 keY.
Key statement: A pneumatic run flat tire includes an inner side reinforcing rubber layer having a falcated cross-section and an outer side reinforcing rubber layer having a center of gravity position in a meridian cross-section that is positioned inward in a tire radial direction of a tire maximum width position disposed in a side wall portion.
If flow cross-section of river and stream is insufficient, cross-section will not carrn of dam discharges.
"One of the key differentiators of Coolmax Air fibers from other standard wicking fibers in the marketplace is its patented cross-section that is propeller shaped," says Heather Stefani, Invista's global segment leader for Activewear.