to cut or divide by passing through or across: The highway intersects the town.
to cross, as lines or wires.
Geometry. to have one or more points in common: intersecting lines.
- non·in·ter·sect·ing, adjective
- self-in·ter·sect·ing, adjective
- un·in·ter·sect·ed, adjective
- un·in·ter·sect·ing, adjective
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How to use intersect in a sentence
Look for tangentially related topics to your business, where the search volumes might not be as high, but the topic still intersects with your audience and can bring relevant visitors.Search competition: Who are you really competing with? | Andrew Dennis | July 29, 2020 | Search Engine Land
In four-dimensional space, it is possible to embed the Klein bottle so that it doesn’t intersect itself.New Geometric Perspective Cracks Old Problem About Rectangles | Kevin Hartnett | June 25, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
What they really wanted to know was whether every rotation of the Möbius strip intersects the original copy.New Geometric Perspective Cracks Old Problem About Rectangles | Kevin Hartnett | June 25, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
In 2015 that discrimination intersected with a rapidly spreading disease, during the Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak.Tracing Homophobia In South Korea’s Coronavirus Surveillance Program | LGBTQ-Editor | June 18, 2020 | No Straight News
It was surrounded by walls made of large tufa blocks, while being intersected by two main streets.Ostia Antica: Reconstruction and History of The Harbor City of Ancient Rome | Dattatreya Mandal | April 14, 2020 | Realm of History
Their lives are falling apart, but they intersect in interesting, tragic, and instructive ways.Ted Thompson’s Debut Novel Features A 1 Percenter As Its Hero | Stefan Beck | May 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
These poems exist in the place where human invention and logic intersect.
And, of course, stories are handed down in the family of women whose lives intersect with the historical figures in the novel.Colum McCann Talks New Novel ‘TransAtlantic’ and Narrative4 | Phil Klay | June 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Within that broader system, different forms of discrimination intersect, feed off of, and reinforce each other.Women of the Wall's Opposition Lifts from the Settler Playbook | Sigal Samuel | May 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The estuary where religion and politics intersect is constantly changing.America’s Catholic Moment, and Its New Breed of Catholic Politicians | Michael Sean Winters | March 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
They are for the most part straight, and intersect each other at approximate right angles.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
(e) No part of the counter shall intersect a triangle or the produced perpendicular thereof shown on p. 186.Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.
On the higher ridges which intersect the coast at short distances from the sea, the potatoe grows wild.
They resemble "two circles joined together so as to intersect one another slightly," or "a long oval pinched in at the middle."Homer and His Age | Andrew Lang
It is only where rivers intersect the plain that oases of luxuriant vegetation are formed.
British Dictionary definitions for intersect
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)
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