gross cross-sectional area

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gross area, gross cross-sectional area

Of a concrete masonry unit, the total area of a section perpendicular to the direction of the load, including areas within the cells of the unit and within reentrant spaces, unless these spaces are occupied by portions of adjacent masonry.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Airway obstructions were measured, recorded and subtracted from the gross cross-sectional area. The air quantities at each station were computed as the product of the air velocity and the airway cross-sectional area.

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