1

transect

verb tran·sect \ tran(t)-ˈsekt \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of transect

transitive verb
: to cut transversely

transection

play \-ˈsek-shən\ noun

Recent Examples of transect from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'transect.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of transect

trans- + intersect


2

transect

noun tran·sect \ ˈtran(t)-ˌsekt \

Definition of transect

: a sample area (as of vegetation) usually in the form of a long continuous strip

Recent Examples of transect from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'transect.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of transect

1905


Medical Dictionary

transect

transitive verb tran·sect \ tran-ˈsekt \

medical Definition of transect

: to cut transversely

Learn More about transect


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up transect? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

sticky or viscid

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!