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intersect

[ in-ter-sekt ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈsɛkt /
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verb (used with object)
to cut or divide by passing through or across: The highway intersects the town.
verb (used without object)
to cross, as lines or wires.
Geometry. to have one or more points in common: intersecting lines.
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Origin of intersect

1605–15; <Latin intersectus, past participle of intersecāre “to cut through, sever”; see inter-, -sect

OTHER WORDS FROM intersect

non·in·ter·sect·ing, adjectiveself-in·ter·sect·ing, adjectiveun·in·ter·sect·ed, adjectiveun·in·ter·sect·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for intersect

intersect
/ (ˌɪntəˈsɛkt) /

verb
to divide, cut, or mark off by passing through or across
(esp of roads) to cross (each other)
maths (often foll by with) to have one or more points in common (with another configuration)

Word Origin for intersect

C17: from Latin intersecāre to divide, from inter- + secāre to cut
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