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cross-section

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈkrɒssekʃən/
something that has been cut in half so that you can see the inside, or a model or picture of this: This diagram shows a cross-section of the building and the layout of offices on all four floors.
a small group which represents all of the different types within the total group: The study examined data from 4,100 adults representing a cross-section of the U.S. population.
(Definition of cross-section from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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