- to cut or divide into two equal or nearly equal parts.
- Geometry. to cut or divide into two equal parts: to bisect an angle.
- to intersect or cross: the spot where the railroad tracks bisect the highway.
- to split into two, as a road; fork: There's a charming old inn just before the road bisects.
- Also called split. Philately. a portion of a stamp, usually half, used for payment of a proportionate amount of the face value of the whole stamp.
Origin of bisect
Related Words for bisectionbreakup, distribution, fraction, division, partition, rift, breaking, divergence, departure, crossroads, break, detachment, going, farewell, split, valediction, rupture, severance, adieu, leave-taking
Examples from the Web for bisection
Historical Examples of bisection
The 'bisection' of his theory could not, I fear, be 'gradual.'
Mr. Frazer does not here pretend to guess why the bisection occurred.
Bacteria increase by bisection, and when the surrounding conditions are favorable their rate of production is marvellous.
Before the bisection is motion; after the bisection is rest.
Or were totem names given, nobody knows why, to the two phratries at the time when the 'bisection' of the commune was made?
- (tr) maths to divide into two equal parts
- to cut or split into two
Word Origin for bisect
Word Origin and History for bisection
"division in two," 1650s, noun of state from bisect. Related: Bisectional.
- To cut or divide into two parts, especially two equal parts.