crosscutting

[kraws-kuht-ing, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌkʌt ɪŋ, ˈkrɒs-/
noun, Movies, Television.
1.
the technique of intercutting a scene with portions of another scene, especially to heighten suspense by showing simultaneous action.
Origin

crosscut

[kraws-kuht, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌkʌt, ˈkrɒs-/
adjective
1.
made or used for cutting crosswise.
2.
cut across the grain or on the bias.
noun
3.
a transverse cut or course.
4.
a shortcut by way of an area not ordinarily traversed, as grass or open country; a route that cuts diagonally across a road or path network.
5.
Mining. an underground passageway, usually from a shaft to a vein of ore or crosswise of a vein of ore.
6.
Movies, Television. an act or instance of crosscutting.
7.
verb (used with object), crosscut, crosscutting.
8.
to cut or go across.
9.
Movies, Television. to insert into a scene or sequence (portions of another scene), as to heighten suspense or suggest simultaneous action.
verb (used without object), crosscut, crosscutting.
10.
Movies, Television. to employ the technique of crosscutting.
Origin
1580–90; cross- + cut
Related forms
crosscutter, noun
Example Sentences for crosscutting
The crosscutting aspect of my photo work has been used to help establish baseline information for science.
One scene is never completed before another begins, necessitating lots of crosscutting between various simultaneous actions.
British Dictionary definitions for crosscutting
crosscut (ˈkrɒsˌkʌt)
 
adj
1.  cut at right angles or obliquely to the major axis
 
n
2.  a transverse cut or course
3.  a less common word for short cut
4.  mining a tunnel through a vein of ore or from the shaft to a vein
 
vb , -cuts, -cutting, -cut
5.  to cut across
6.  films Also: intercut to link (two sequences or two shots) so that they appear to be taking place at the same time

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