NOUN | location | cross section | a section created by a plane cutting a solid perpendicular to its longest axis |
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cognition | cross section | a sample meant / meant to be representative of a whole population | |

attribute | cross section | (physics) the probability that a particular interaction (as capture or ionization) will take place between particles |

Meaning | A section created by a plane cutting a solid perpendicular to its longest axis. | |
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Narrower | profile | A vertical section of the Earth's crust showing the different horizons or layers |

Broader | section, plane section | (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid |

Spanish | sección transversal | |

Catalan | secció transversal | |

Adjectives | cross-sectional | of or relating to a cross section |

cross-sectional | representing a plane made by cutting across something at right angles to its length |

Meaning | A sample meant / meant to be representative of a whole population. | |
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Category | statistics | A branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters |

Broader | sample | A small part of something intended as representative of the whole / whole |

Adjectives | cross-sectional | of or relating to a cross section |

Meaning | (physics) the probability that a particular interaction (as capture or ionization) will take place between particles; measured in barns. | |
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Category | nuclear physics, atomic physics, nucleonics | The branch of physics that studies the internal structure of atomic nuclei |

Broader | probability, chance | A measure of how likely it is that some event will occur |

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