cross product

noun

1
2
: either of the two products obtained by multiplying the two means or the two extremes of a proportion

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In the waters of the trading floor, the 50-year-old managing director of cross product sales is both shark and shark bait. Ellen Gamerman, WSJ, 31 July 2022 The cross product is a vector operation that returns another vector. Rhett Allain, WIRED, 3 June 2019 If the mouse is to the left of the cat, this cross product will be in the positive z-direction. Rhett Allain, WIRED, 3 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cross product was in 1929

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“Cross product.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross%20product. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

cross product

noun
: either of the two products obtained by multiplying together the two means or the two extremes of a proportion
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