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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

A section perpendicular to the long axis of an organ.
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From the analysis of data of Table 5, 6 for the refined values of the permissible cross sections [S.sub.il] of the current-carrying parts of the CCP in power circuits for general purpose electrical equipment ([J.sub.ill][not equal to]0; [T.sub.a]=20 ms), we can conclude that for the indicated amplitudes [I.sub.mk] of the steady-state SC current satisfying the range (30-100) kA, an increase in the switching off time [t.sub.kC] of the SC current by 1.6 times (from 100 ms to 160 ms) leads to a decrease in the permissible density amplitudes [[delta].sub.ilm] of the SC current in the materials of the wires and cables under consideration by about 1.2 times.
In a numerical example for a long span box girder bridge, by examining the Magnel quadrilateral in many more cross sections and considering a prestress level that suits all the cross sections, the corresponding eccentricities are computed and a smooth curve is fitted to all the points.
Figure 4 gives the scattering and absorbing cross sections of feldspar particles.
In order to study the impact of input PDFs on the final results and estimate the order of magnitude of the difference between their predictions, we can now recalculate the differential cross sections presented in Figures 1 and 2, but this time using other PDF sets.
Calculation of Centerline and Extraction of Cross Section. To define a plane required for extraction of 2D cross sections from the 3D blood vessel intima model in a tube form, one 3D point and normal vector are required.
2--The normalization for the statistical distribution of cross sections errors to the corresponding cross section values for each author has been done.
Golden Software offers six products: Surfer[R] for gridding, contouring and 3D surface mapping; Voxler[R] for 3D data visualization; Grapher[TM] for 2D and 3D graphing; Strater[R] for well log, borehole and cross section plotting; MapViewer[TM] for thematic mapping and spatial analysis; and Didger[R] for digitizing and coordinate conversion.
They either came off with a cross section of almost 6 x 10-19?cm2 or broke apart with a cross section of almost 5 x 10-19?cm2.
The proposed method for measuring the scattering cross section of microspheres utilized a commercial spectrophotometer with an integrating sphere (IS) detector.
We conducted molding experiments using the double switching mode of the rotary runner exchange system described earlier to investigate the flow patterns of colored resins through observation of sample cross sections and dynamic visualization.