a vector perpendicular to two given vectors, u and v, and having magnitude equal to the product of the magnitudes of the two given vectors multiplied by the sine of the angle between the two given vectors, usually represented by u × v.
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Origin of cross product
First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for cross product
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Scientific definitions for cross product
See vector product.
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