Definition of intersect in English:

intersect

Line breaks: inter|sect
Pronunciation: /ɪntəˈsɛkt
 
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verb

[with object]
  • 1Divide (something) by passing or lying across it: the area is intersected only by minor roads
    More example sentences
    • If a CME travels on a path that intersects the Earth's orbit around the Sun, the results can be spectacular and sometimes hazardous.
    • Meanwhile, 35-foot stone masts buttress the two-storey entry hall and living area, intersecting the main structure at 45 degrees.
    • They are all in orbits that intersect the Earth's orbit and they are all large enough to cause widespread damage in an Earth impact.
    Synonyms
    bisect, divide, halve, cut in two, cut in half, cut across, cut through; cross, traverse, span
  • 1.1 [no object] (Of two or more things) pass or lie across each other: lines of latitude and longitude intersect at right angles
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    • All different groups came together and intersected with each other.
    • On the other hand, they might pass other hallways, intersecting with their own.
    • There was a great diversity of interests that intersected and passed through the Hop.
    Synonyms
    cross, criss-cross; converge, meet, connect, join, link up, come together
    technical decussate

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin intersect- 'cut, intersected', from the verb intersecare, from inter- 'between' + secare 'to cut'.

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