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cross product

noun, Mathematics
a vector perpendicular to two given vectors, u and v, and having magnitude equal to the product of the magnitudes of the two given vectors multiplied by the sine of the angle between the two given vectors, usually represented by u × v. .
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Examples from the web for cross product
  • The cross product of two vectors gives a vector answer.
  • The z-axis is defined as the cross product of the x- and y-axes.
  • Unlike the dot product, the cross product is defined only for three-dimensional vectors.
  • Suggestions are provided for demonstrating vector cross product and vector dot product using manipulatives.
British Dictionary definitions for cross product

cross product

noun (maths)
another name for vector product
another name for Cartesian product
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cross product in Science
cross product  
See vector product.
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