Trisected
Trisect Tri*sect", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trisected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trisecting}.] [Pref. tri- + L. sectus, p. p. of secare to cut. See {Section}.] 1. To cut or divide into three parts. [1913 Webster]

2. (Geom.) To cut or divide into three equal parts. [1913 Webster]


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