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cross section

 
pronunciation:
kraws sek shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a part of something made visible by cutting straight through it.
Our science book had a picture of a cross section of a brain.
similar words:
section
definition 2: a sample of typical parts that show what the whole is like.
The cross section of the population shows that most people own televisions.
similar words:
sample
derivations: cross-section (adj.), cross-sectional (adj.), cross-section (v.)