crosscutting

[ kraws-kuht-ing, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔsˌkʌt ɪŋ, ˈkrɒs- /

noun Movies, Television.

the technique of intercutting a scene with portions of another scene, especially to heighten suspense by showing simultaneous action.

Origin of crosscutting

Definition for cross-cutting (2 of 2)

Origin of crosscut

First recorded in 1580–90; cross- + cut
Related formscross·cut·ter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cross-cutting (1 of 2)

cross-cutting


adjective

linking traditionally separate or independent parties or interestsa multi-agency, cross-cutting approach on drugs

British Dictionary definitions for cross-cutting (2 of 2)

crosscut

/ (ˈkrɒsˌkʌt) /

adjective

cut at right angles or obliquely to the major axis

noun

a transverse cut or course
a less common word for short cut
mining a tunnel through a vein of ore or from the shaft to a vein

verb -cuts, -cutting or -cut

to cut across
Also: intercut films to link (two sequences or two shots) so that they appear to be taking place at the same time
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