Meaning of CROSS SECTION
Pronunciation:   kros 'sekshun



WordNet Dictionary 

 Definition:  
 [n] (atomic or nuclear physics) the probability that a particular interaction (as capture or ionization) will take place between particles; measured in barns
 [n] a section created by a plane cutting a solid perpendicular to its longest axis


 See Also:   chance, plane section, probability, profile, section  
Thesaurus Terms 

 Related Terms:   adjunct, chiasma, component, contingent, crossing, cruciation, decussation, detachment, detail, division, dole, embodiment, example, exponent, fraction, installment, intercrossing, intersecting, intersection, item, parcel, part, particular, percentage, portion, quadrant, quarter, quota, random sample, remainder, representation, representative, sample, sampling, section, sector, segment, share, specimen, subdivision, subgroup, subspecies, transection, transversion, traversal, type, typification 
 

