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ˈkʌt əˌweɪcut·away

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  1. cutaway, cutaway drawing, cutaway modelnoun

    a representation (drawing or model) of something in which the outside is omitted to reveal the inner parts

  2. cutawaynoun

    a man's coat cut diagonally from the waist to the back of the knees


  1. cutawaynoun

    A cut to a shot of person listening to a speaker so that the audience can see the listener's reaction.

    2004, 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 ... uE000125815uE001 The New Yorker, 18 Oct 2004

  2. cutawaynoun

    A coat with a tapered frontline.

  3. cutawaynoun

    A diagram or model having outer layers removed so as to show the interior

  4. cutawayadjective

    (3D graphics) Having selectively removed surface elements of a three-dimensional model that make internal features visible, but without sacrificing the outer context entirely.

    2004, 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. CADalyst, Jan 2004


  1. cutaway

    A cutaway is a cinematic technique, often used in films and television, where the camera cuts to a different shot, often offering a different perspective or additional information, before returning to the initial scene. It can also refer to a type of illustration or model that shows the inner workings of something (like a machine), by "cutting away" or removing a portion of its exterior. In fashion, a cutaway is a design where a part of the clothing has been cut out to expose a part of the body.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cutawayadjective

    having a part cut off or away; having the corners rounded or cut away


  1. Cutaway

    In film and video, a cutaway shot is the interruption of a continuously filmed action by inserting a view of something else. It is usually, although not always, followed by a cut back to the first shot, when the cutaway avoids a jump cut. The cutaway shot does not necessarily contribute any dramatic content of its own, but is used to help the editor assemble a longer sequence. For this reason, editors choose cutaway shots related to the main action, such as another action or object in the same location. For example, if the main shot is of a man walking down an alley, possible cutaways may include a shot of a cat on a nearby dumpster or a shot of a person watching from a window overhead. Similarly, a cutaway scene is the interruption of a scene with the insertion of another scene, generally unrelated or only peripherally related to the original scene. The interruption is usually quick, and is usually, although not always, ended by a return to the original scene. The effect is of commentary to the original scene, frequently comic in nature.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cutaway in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cutaway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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