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a surface or shape that is or would be exposed by making a straight cut through something, especially at right angles to an axis:the cross section of an octahedron is a square in cross section the sailfish’s body looks like a tapering spear a thin strip of organic tissue or other material removed by making two straight parallel cuts through it. a diagram representing what a cross section would reveal. a typical or representative sample of a larger group, especially of people:a cross section of our senior managers Physics a quantity having the dimensions of an area which expresses the probability of a given interaction between particles.
verb (cross-section) [with object]
make a cross section of (something): (as noun cross-sectioning)complex triangular terrain models for contour cross-sectioning