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"cross-section" in British English

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cross-sectionnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkrɒs.sek.ʃən/  us   /ˈkrɑːs.sek.ʃən/
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 heart
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.
(Definition of cross-section from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cross-sectionnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkrɔsˌsek·ʃən/
  • cross-section noun [C] (INSIDE VIEW)

a part of something cut from the rest of it, usually cut from side to side, in order to see its inside structure, or a drawing of this: a cross-section of a human heart
  • cross-section noun [C] (REPRESENTATIVE GROUP)

part of a group which is representative of all the different types within the total group: A jury should represent a reasonable cross-section of the community.
(Definition of cross-section from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cross-section" in Business English

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cross-sectionnoun [C]

uk   us   /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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