intersect
verb Etymology: Latin intersectus, past participle of intersecare, from inter- + secare to cut — more at saw Date: 1615 transitive verb to pierce or divide by passing through or across ; cross <
a comet intersecting earth's orbit
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one line intersects another
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intransitive verb 1. to meet and cross at a point <
lines intersecting at right angles
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2. to share a common area ; overlap <
where morality and self-interest intersect
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Intersect — In ter*sect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Intersected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intersecting}.] [L. intersectus, p. p. of intersecare to intersect; inter + secare to cut. See {Section}.] To cut into or between; to cut or cross mutually; to divide into parts;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intersect — UK US /ˌɪntəˈsekt/ verb [I] ► if two things intersect, they come together and have an effect on each other: intersect with sth »We need to pinpoint the place where maximum achievable conservation intersects with the highest potential financial… …   Financial and business terms

  • Intersect — In ter*sect , v. i. To cut into one another; to meet and cross each other; as, the point where two lines intersect. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intersect — index cross (intersect), separate, split, traverse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • intersect — ► VERB 1) divide (something) by passing or lying across it. 2) (of lines, roads, etc.) cross or cut each other. ORIGIN Latin intersecare cut, intersect …   English terms dictionary

  • Intersect —   [engl.], Durchschnitt …   Universal-Lexikon

  • intersect — [v] cut across; cross at a point bisect, break in two, come together, converge, crisscross, cross, crosscut, cut, decussate, divide, intercross, join, meet, separate, touch, traverse; concepts 113,738,749 …   New thesaurus

  • intersect — [in΄tər sekt′] vt. [< L intersectus, pp. of intersecare, to cut between, cut off < inter , between + secare, to cut: see SAW2] to divide into two parts by passing through or across; cut across [a river intersects the plain] vi. to cross… …   English World dictionary

  • intersect — {{11}}intersect (n.) 1650s, from L. intersectum (see INTERSECT (Cf. intersect) (v.)). {{12}}intersect (v.) 1610s, back formation from intersection, or else from L. intersectus, pp. of intersecare intersect, cut asunder, from inter between (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • intersect — [[t]ɪ̱ntə(r)se̱kt[/t]] intersects, intersecting, intersected 1) V RECIP If two or more lines or roads intersect, they meet or cross each other. You can also say that one line or road intersects another. [V n] The orbit of this comet intersects… …   English dictionary

  • intersect — UK [ˌɪntə(r)ˈsekt] / US [ˌɪntərˈsekt] verb Word forms intersect : present tense I/you/we/they intersect he/she/it intersects present participle intersecting past tense intersected past participle intersected 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] if… …   English dictionary

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