WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
tran•sect /trænˈsɛkt/USA pronunciationv. [+ object]to cut across;
to divide by cutting across.
See -sect-.

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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