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Meaning of CROSS SECTION

Pronunciation:  kros 'sekshun

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

 

 

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 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
 

 

 

 

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