Interruption of the main point of view to reveal another perspective of the scene. A cutaway is generally followed by a cut back to the original perspective, but not always. The cutaway is also often used for comic effect as in 30 Rock and Family Guy.

The cutaway in this scene of
The cutaway in this scene of “The Godfather” suggests Kay’s shock [Click to watch]
“Family Guy” makes extensive use of cutaway scenes [Click to watch].