# cross product

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## English[edit]

### Etymology[edit]

Coined by American scientist Josiah Willard Gibbs in 1881.

### Noun[edit]

**cross product** (*plural* **cross products**)

- (linear algebra) A vector product.
*The***cross product**can be derived like so: given a pair of vectors and , solve for a vector which is perpendicular to both and , i.e., whose dot product with both and is zero.

#### Translations[edit]

vector product —

*see*vector product