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cut +‎ away


cutaway (not comparable)

  1. (computer graphics) Having selected portions of the outside removed so as to give an impression of the interior.
    • 2004 January, CADalyst
      While it used to take several seconds to generate a single cutaway view in a complex freeform model, you can now view them just about instantly by dynamically scrolling and rotating a plane forward and backward through an object.



cutaway (plural cutaways)

  1. (television) A cut to a shot of person listening to a speaker so that the audience can see the listener's reaction.
    • 2004, October 18, The New Yorker
      Despite a pre-debate “memorandum of understanding” between the Bush campaign and the Kerry campaign that there would be no televised “cutaways” or reaction shots []
  2. (television) The interruption of a continuously filmed action by inserting a view of something else.
  3. A coat with a tapered frontline.
  4. A diagram or model having outer layers removed so as to show the interior
  5. An indentation in the upper bout of a guitar's body adjacent to the neck, allowing easier access to the upper frets.


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