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transect (v.)

"to cut across," 1630s, from Latin trans "across, beyond" (see trans-) + sectus, past participle of secare "to cut" (from PIE root *sek- "to cut"). Related: Transected; transecting.

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Definitions of transect from WordNet

transect (v.)
cut across or divide transversely;
the trails transect the property
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