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cross sec·tion

1. a planar or two-dimensional view, diagram, or image of the internal structure of the body, part of the body, or any anatomic structure afforded by slicing, actually or through imaging (for example, radiographic, magnetic resonance, or microscopic) techniques, the body or structure along a particular plane. Traditionally, "cross section" referred to views resulting from slicing at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the structure (axial or transaxial), but in contemporary use, the term is applied when the structure is sliced in any given plane;
2. the slice or section of a given thickness created by actual serial parallel cuts through a structure or by the application of imaging technique.

cross section

1 a transverse section cut through a structure.
2 (in nuclear physics) of a specific atom or particle at a specific radiation, the area perpendicular to the direction of the radiation that one attributes to the atom or particle.

cross section

A section perpendicular to the long axis of an organ.
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Floods in some parts of the basin have lead to investigate and revise the cross-sections.
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Strength conditions in generalized forces for the cross-sections under different load cycles were stated in investigations of Guralnick and Yala (1998), Alyavdin and Simbirkin (1999), Rizzo et al.
A uniform compressed cross-section is one in which the sample's contact surfaces stay the same over the range of compression and that the cross sectional areas below the compression faces move uniformly and freely with the compression faces and the sides do not bulge out or move inward.
A cross-section of the downstream development of the interface between melts #1 and #2 is shown at the bottom of Fig.
This hole was drilled on the same cross-section as two holes drilled in 2004 (MR1-04-37 & 39) that had both collared in high grade mineralization and due to technical drilling difficulties had both ended in high grade mineralization.
Combining several cooling blocks permits the individual matching of the rubber profiles to the running speed in relation to the cross-section.
To take full advantage of engineering sketching/print marking as a way to brainstorm geometry, we must be able to quickly evaluate stress and deflection at important cross-sections in the sketches.
Since the model is formed one cross-section at a time, undercuts and projections result in unconnected islands in certain cross-sections.