Re: cross section vs cross-sectional - what about cross sectioned and cross sectioning

Subject: Re: cross section vs cross-sectional - what about cross sectioned and cross sectioning
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 09:32:58 -0800

Cross section is a noun. The adjective is cross-sectional. There is no
verb form. I can't say how I knew that, but my unabridged dictionary
confirms it.

On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 8:32 AM, Deborah Hemstreet
<dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> Cross section is correct if its a noun
>
> cross-section is correct if its an adjective
>
> What about verb forms:
>    cross-sectioning or cross sectioning
>    cross-sectioned or cross sectioned
>
> In the latter two cases, please tell me why and how you found the answer -
> I've been looking and see very confusing usage out there.
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References:
An Engineer's Christmas: From: Ken Poshedly
cross section vs cross-sectional - what about cross sectioned and cross sectioning: From: Deborah Hemstreet

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