1. n. [Geophysics]
A display of seismic data along a line, such a 2D seismic profile or a profile extracted from a volume of 3D seismic data. A seismic section consists of numerous traces with location given along the x-axis and two-way traveltime or depth along the y-axis. The section is called a depth section if the section has been converted from time to depth and a time section if this has not been done.
Synonyms: seismic line