HyperDic: cross_section

English > 3 senses of the expression cross section:
NOUNlocationcross sectiona section created by a plane cutting a solid perpendicular to its longest axis
cognitioncross sectiona sample meant / meant to be representative of a whole population
attributecross section(physics) the probability that a particular interaction (as capture or ionization) will take place between particles
English > cross section: 3 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningA section created by a plane cutting a solid perpendicular to its longest axis.
NarrowerprofileA vertical section of the Earth's crust showing the different horizons or layers
Broadersection, plane section(geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid
Spanishsección transversal
Catalansecció transversal
Adjectivescross-sectionalof or relating to a cross section
cross-sectionalrepresenting a plane made by cutting across something at right angles to its length
English > cross section: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA sample meant / meant to be representative of a whole population.
CategorystatisticsA branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
BroadersampleA small part of something intended as representative of the whole / whole
Adjectivescross-sectionalof or relating to a cross section
English > cross section: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
Meaning(physics) the probability that a particular interaction (as capture or ionization) will take place between particles; measured in barns.
Categorynuclear physics, atomic physics, nucleonicsThe branch of physics that studies the internal structure of atomic nuclei
Broaderprobability, chanceA measure of how likely it is that some event will occur

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