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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A man's formal daytime coat, with front edges sloping diagonally from the waist and forming tails at the back.
  • n. A brief shot that interrupts the main action of a film, often to depict related matter or supposedly concurrent action.
  • n. A model or diagram of an object with part of the outer layer removed so as to reveal the interior.
  • n. Sports An inward dive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having selectively removed surface elements of a three-dimensional model that make internal features visible, but without sacrificing the outer context entirely.
  • n. A cut to a shot of person listening to a speaker so that the audience can see the listener's reaction.
  • n. A coat with a tapered frontline.
  • n. A diagram or model having outer layers removed so as to show the interior

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a part cut off or away; having the corners rounded or cut away.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Cut back from the waist: as, a cutaway coat.
  • n. A single-breasted coat with the skirt cut back from the waist in a long slope or curve. See coat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. remove by cutting off or away
  • v. move quickly to another scene or focus when filming
  • n. a man's coat cut diagonally from the waist to the back of the knees
  • n. a representation (drawing or model) of something in which the outside is omitted to reveal the inner parts

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  • (n): in cinematography, a film shot, usually a closeup of some detail, or a landscape, that is used break up a matching action sequence. Cutaways are often very helpful as a rescue from an otherwise impossible break in continuity or coverage. As the name implies, a cutaway does not focus on some detail of the shot before or after it but cuts away from the action at hand.

    January 18, 2009