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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
tran•sect /trænˈsɛkt/USA pronunciation  v. [+ object]
  • to cut across;
    to divide by cutting across.
  • See -sect-.
    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
    tran•sect  (tran sekt), 
    1. to cut across;
      dissect transversely.
    • tran(s)- + Latin sectus, past participle of secāre to cut, sever (see section) 1625–35

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    transect vb /trænˈsɛkt/
    1. (transitive) to cut or divide crossways
    n /ˈtrænsɛkt/
    1. a sample strip of land used to monitor plant distribution, animal populations, etc, within a given area
    Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin trans- + secāre to cut

    tranˈsection n

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