cross product

cross product
a vector perpendicular to two given vectors, u and v, and having magnitude equal to the product of the magnitudes of the two given vectors multiplied by the sine of the angle between the two given vectors, usually represented by u × v. Also called outer product, vector product.
[1925-30]

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