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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Cut across or divide by passing through

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Used as a verb, listen here, it means: v. - Cut across or divide by passing through. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: A sample area (as of vegetation) usually in the form of a long continuous strip.

Usage examples (39)
  • The trails transect the property
  • A transect is a path used by researchers to survey a geographic area.
  • (The transect is a tool New Urbanists use to analyze land use by dividing types of use from the rural to the urban into six zones.)
  • PRA techniques, such as transect walks and mapping are used to bring villagers 'attention to routes of disease spread from faeces for more
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  • ''transect" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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