[ tran-sekt ]
/ trænˈsɛkt /

verb (used with object)

to cut across; dissect transversely.

Origin of transect

1625–35; tran(s)- + Latin sectus, past participle of secāre to cut, sever (see section)

Related forms

tran·sec·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for transect


verb (trænˈsɛkt)

(tr) to cut or divide crossways

noun (ˈtrænsɛkt)

a sample strip of land used to monitor plant distribution, animal populations, etc, within a given area

Derived Forms

transection, noun

Word Origin for transect

C17: from Latin trans- + secāre to cut
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