cross product


Definition of cross product

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

Examples of cross product in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cross product is a vector operation that returns another vector. Rhett Allain, WIRED, "The Best Way for a Mouse to Escape a Cat, According to Math," 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, "The Best Way for a Mouse to Escape a Cat, According to Math," 3 June 2019

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First Known Use of cross product

1929, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cross product.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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