Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “cross-section”

cross-section

noun [C]     /ˈkrɒs.sek.ʃən/ US  /ˈkrɑːs-/
something that has been cut in half so that you can see the inside, or a model or picture of this: a cross-section of the human heartTables, graphs and diagramsPictures a small group that represents all of the different types within the total group: The demonstrators seemed to be from a wide cross-section of society.Samples and examples
(Definition of cross-section noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of cross-section

Definitions of “cross-section” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

warm-up

something that you do to prepare yourself for an activity, especially gentle exercises before a physical activity

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More