trisect
transitive verb Etymology: tri- + intersect Date: 1695 to divide into three usually equal parts • trisection nountrisector noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trisect — 1664 (implied in trisection), from tri three + L. sectus cut, pp. of secare to cut (see SECTION (Cf. section)). Probably patterned on BISECT (Cf. bisect) …   Etymology dictionary

  • trisect — ► VERB ▪ divide into three parts. DERIVATIVES trisection noun. ORIGIN from TRI (Cf. ↑tri ) + Latin secare divide, cut …   English terms dictionary

  • trisect — [trī sekt′, trī′sekt΄] vt. [< TRI + L sectus, pp. of secare, to cut: see SAW1] 1. to cut into three parts 2. Geom. to divide into three equal parts trisection n. trisector n …   English World dictionary

  • trisect — trisection, n. trisector, n. /truy sekt , truy sekt/, v.t. to divide into three parts, esp. into three equal parts. [1685 95; TRI + sect < L sectus, ptp. of secare to cut, sever; see SECTION] * * * …   Universalium

  • trisect — verb a) to cut into three pieces b) to divide a quantity, angle etc into three equal parts …   Wiktionary

  • trisect — tri·sect || traɪ sekt v. divide into three parts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • trisect — [trʌɪ sɛkt] verb divide into three parts. Derivatives trisection noun trisector noun Origin C17: from tri + L. sect , secare divide, cut …   English new terms dictionary

  • trisect — verb (T) technical to divide a line, angle etc into three equal parts …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • trisect — tri·sect …   English syllables

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