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noun     cross section pronunciation in British English
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singularcross section
pluralcross sections
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the inside of an object that you can see by cutting through the middle of it from top to bottom
    1. a.
      a drawing that shows the inside of something
  2. 2
    [countable] a group that contains an example of all or most types of people or things
    cross section of:

    The study interviews a wide cross section of US citizens.



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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