cross product


noun Mathematics.

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.

Nearby words

  1. cross of valour,
  2. cross one's fingers,
  3. cross one's mind,
  4. cross over,
  5. cross press,
  6. cross protection,
  7. cross ratio,
  8. cross reaction,
  9. cross reference,
  10. cross relation

Origin of cross product

First recorded in 1925–30


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British Dictionary definitions for cross product

cross product

noun maths

another name for vector product
another name for Cartesian product
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Science definitions for cross product

cross product

See vector product.
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