American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To divide by cutting transversely.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In phytogeography, a cross-section (or representation of one) of the vegetation of a station or larger unit. A line transect records the species as they occur along a chosen line. A belt transect shows the occurrence and the arrangement of plants in a strip, say one decimeter wide. Either of these may be permanent, that is, marked for observation year after year with only the natural change; or denuded, that is, cleaved of vegetation after charting to observe the invasion of new plants, A layer transect is a vertical cut through a layered formation as a forest, showing the species occurring in a line and their height.
F E. Clements.
- To cut across; dissect transversely.
- v. transitive to divide something by cutting transversely
- n. a path along which a researcher moves, counts and records his observations
- v. cut across or divide transversely
- trans- + -sect. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“(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.)”
“A transect is a path used by researchers to survey a geographic area.”
“PRA techniques, such as transect walks and mapping are used to bring villagers 'attention to routes of disease spread from faeces”
“2 The word is "transect", " To dissect transversely", or the noun deriving from that word; not "transept", used TWICE fer chrissake: "the transverse part of a cruciform church" both OED.”
“Video: Reuters / Photo: AP An abrupt turn, though, could cause water in the compartments, which often transect the hull, to shift to one side, potentially causing a vessel of that size to roll, the naval engineer said, emphasizing it was too early to determine what caused the Concordia to list.”
“An abrupt turn, though, could cause water in the compartments, which often transect the hull, to shift to one side, potentially causing a vessel of that size to roll, the naval engineer said, emphasizing it was too early to determine what caused the Concordia to list.”
“In 2004 we began five years of grueling systematic line transect surveys, covering 14,000 kilometres 8,700 miles of ocean track line, logging over 2,000 sightings of marine mammals and close to 15,000 sightings of marine birds.”
“Does he take one very long walk and do a transect survey?”
“Does a "transect survey" have anything to do with spending time in the great outdoors, or is that something you learn in college?”
“Many leased and owned farms are exclusively for bow hunting, and some are completely off limits (even to transect surveys!) on any given year.”
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