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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.
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Adj.1.cross-sectional - of or relating to a cross section; "a cross-sectional slice"
2.cross-sectional - 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"
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The Economics Ministry has also submitted proposals, requiring additional funding for three cross-sectional priority measures EUR 29,934,3013 in 2020, EUR 61,365,633 in 2021, and EUR 61,277,694 in 2022.
Key statement: The present invention provides: a pneumatic radial tire for a passenger car, the tire having cross-sectional width (SW) and outer diameter (OD) satisfying a predetermined relationship formula when the tire is assembled with a rim and inflated at internal pressure of at least 250 kPa; a tire-rim assembly formed by assembling bead portions of said tire with the rim; and a method for using a tire, including preparing a pneumatic radial tire for a passenger car in which cross-sectional width (SW) and outer diameter (OD) of the tire satisfy a predetermined relationship formula, and using the tire at internal pressure of at least 250 kPa.
Yun Fu, M.D., from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, and colleagues assessed case-control, cross-sectional, or cohort studies that examined either the odds or risk for IBD in patients with psoriasis.
In the general case, the bearing reactions of stress ribbon section should be calculated taking into account the installation of the suspension component, the material of the bearing component (cables, steel sheets), cross-sectional structure (using steel profiles or reinforced concrete), etc.
In the article titled "Surfaces and Air Bacteriology of Selected Wards at a Referral Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study" [1], there was a missing affiliation for the second author.
In the article titled "Prevalence and Perinatal Outcomes of Singleton Term Breech Delivery in Wolisso Hospital, Oromia Region, Southern Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study" [1], the name of the sixth author was given incorrectly as Bilato.
Results: The cross-sectional TG, HDL-C, ApoAI, ApoB, ApoE and Lpa levels were similar in the two groups (p>0.05).
(1) Second, most studies included were cross-sectional studies.
In three of the studies reported in this issue, researchers used a cross-sectional survey design to collect quantitative data (Fennessey, 2016; Vicensi et al., 2016; Xu, Rich, & Connor, 2016).
Commercially available high performance PAN based carbon fibers possess excellent tensile strength (3-7 GPa) and modulus (230-588 GPa), as well as good electrical (~[10.sup.4]-[10.sup.5] S/m) and thermal (~10 W/m K) conductivity [11], while having a circular or nearly circular cross-sectional shape.
[14] tried to improve the BTB SB technique, creating a rectangular tunnel and bony part of the graft, neglecting the importance of the cross-sectional area of the classic BTB graft, with a width of 10 mm and the thickness of 3-5 mm, which ultimately depends on the individual patient's characteristics [15-17].