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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 group reviewed and approved new drawings depicting flexible cross-sectional construction examples and unbonded flex cross-sectional constructions for rigid-flex designs.
5] S/m) and thermal (~10 W/m K) conductivity [11], while having a circular or nearly circular cross-sectional shape.
This gives the via a conducting cross-sectional area.
1] represents an average cross-sectional area of said fluff wood pulp fibers observed on a cross-section extending in parallel to a horizontal plane when said outer surface of said aggregation is placed on said horizontal plane, [CS.
The aforementioned considerations encompass the continuity equation, which states that the cross-sectional area (A = cm2) of a tube through which an incompressible fluid flows at a constant rate is inversely related to the velocity (v = cm/sec) of the flow (= cm3/sec).
Observing, "Gazpacho consumption was inversely associated with systolic and diastolic [blood pressure] and prevalence of hypertension in a cross-sectional Mediterranean population at high cardiovascular risk," the study authors submit: "The association between gazpacho intake and reduction of [blood pressure] is probably due to synergy among several bioactive compounds present in the vegetable ingredients used to make the recipe.
com/prnh/20130307/600769 Computed Tomography or CT systems use x-rays to obtain cross-sectional images of the body blending x-ray information with computer software.
To include a field wide enough to capture the cross-sectional image of locomotor muscles, investigators employ wide linear-array transducers connected to bulky and expensive console ultrasound units [9,12,15] (Figure 1).
In addition to the positive results in cross-sectional studies linking rice consumption with healthier diets, a human clinical trial found that having white or brown rice at a meal increased satiety and feelings of fullness more than a calorically equivalent glucose solution control.
However, the same was not true of boys, and a cross-sectional analysis of both sexes at age 9 showed a positive association between current BPA urinary concentrations and obesity.
Human papillomavirus vaccination and sexual behaviour: cross-sectional and Iongitudinal surveys conducted in England.
Key statement: The invention relates to the extrusion of tire components with a large change of gauge across their cross-sectional area.