Origin of intersection
Examples from the Web for intersection
And also probably because this fool stopped at a red light in the middle of an intersection.The Amanda Bynes Train Wreck Is Back Again, Following a New DUI Arrest|Kevin Fallon|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Something extraordinary is happening at the intersection of religion and LGBT people.
Some of the pre-eminent innovators at the intersection of art and coding are based at the Aesthetics and Computation Group at MIT.Frickin’ Laser Beams Run by Eyeballs: The Next Art Revolution Is Here|Nico Hines|July 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The RIP offers a clear window into the intersection of poverty and vermin.
While receiving his BA Honors in sculpture, his focus shifted to the intersection of art and the environment.Artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s Underwater Sculptures Are a Sight to Sea|Justin Jones|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I could see now that we were at the intersection of a transverse passageway, much broader than the one we had been traversing.The Girl in the Golden Atom|Raymond King Cummings
The intersection of the lines will mark the place where you stand—south Merritt Hill.
The intersection of corresponding horizontal and vertical lines will be points on the theoretical expansion line.Steam Engines|Anonymous
Bust points to intersection of second and third stroke of "W."The Die Varieties of the Nesbitt Series of United States Envelopes|Victor M. Berthold
When that point coincides with the intersection of the two central spider lines the telescope is properly sighted.The Story of the Heavens|Robert Stawell Ball
British Dictionary definitions for intersection
- a point or set of points common to two or more geometric configurations
- Also called: product the set of elements that are common to two sets
- the operation that yields that set from a pair of given sets. Symbol: ∩, as in A ∩ B
Word Origin and History for intersection
"act or fact of crossing," 1550s, from Middle French intersection (14c.) and directly from Latin intersectionem (nominative intersectio) "a cutting asunder, intersection," noun of action from past participle stem of intersecare "intersect, cut asunder," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + secare "to cut" (see section). Originally a term in geometry; meaning "crossroads" is from 1864.