Okay, I'm trying to come up with two descriptors to classify two different ways of (macroscopically) looking at something. Let's say a tree. Now, one way to look at is through a "cross-section" view - where you could see the rings, veins, etc. (My tree knowledge leaves a lot to be desired). The second way you look at the tree is "externally" - where you'd see the whole tree (but not its insides,etc). This would be what you meant when you say "look at that tree over there". But "cross-section" view and "external" view don't really have a nice ring to them. Is there a better way to describe these two different viewpoints/approaches? Here are some of my thoughts: **cross-section/whole **internal/external **inner/outer Any suggestions - perhaps more formal?