Examples of cross section in a Sentence
a detailed cross section of the human brain
The drawing showed the human brain in cross section.
The class surveyed a cross section of the student body.
The people in our neighborhood are a representative cross section of American society.
Recent Examples of cross section from the Web
After studying a representative cross section of gun owners, researchers found that the people who have an emotional attachment to their guns were 78 percent white and 65 percent male.
Inside Pennsylvania's Congressional District 18 The district under contention covers a cross section of diverse voters, from suburban Pittsburgh in Allegheny County to small, rural communities in Greene County.
The group’s one-hour set, McDougall said, will include a cross section of key songs from Tonight Alive’s four albums.
May Notable in nonfiction is the timely anthology, edited by the incomparable Roxane Gay, Not That Bad: Dispatches From Rape Culture, showcasing important, necessary reflections from a diverse cross section of authors.
In between discussions of smoothies and skillets, a wide cross section of the city's population passes before his camera, people not often brought to the forefront of conversations, even those as basic as breakfast.
The events, drawing from a cross section of movie and music fans, often sell out.
When a person is running, the cross section of that narrow band of tissue feels a force roughly seven times body weight — equivalent to half the amount of stress needed to snap the joint, Herman said.
The rule faced opposition from a cross section of environmental groups, energy companies, free-market advocates and former regulators, and last week, the energy commission rejected it.
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First Known Use of cross section
CROSS SECTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cross section for English Language Learners
: a view or drawing that shows what the inside of something looks like after a cut has been made across it
: a small group that includes examples of the different types of people or things in a larger group
CROSS SECTION Defined for Kids
Definition of cross section for Students
- a cross section of voters
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