# intersection

*intersection*on Thesaurus.com

a place where two or more roads meet, especially when at least one is a major highway; junction.

any place of intersection or the act or fact of intersecting.

## Origin of intersection

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## Other words for intersection

1 | crossroads, crossing, corner |

*intersection*on Thesaurus.com

## Other words from intersection

- in·ter·sec·tion·al, adjective
- non·in·ter·sec·tion·al, adjective

## Words Nearby intersection

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## How to use intersection in a sentence

So the extra credit was really asking for the points of

*intersection*between the topmost curves from Mike’s graph.The cohomology theories that produce these

*intersection*numbers may do more than just ease a computational burden — they could also point to the physical significance of the most important quantities in the calculation.The Mathematical Structure of Particle Collisions Comes Into View | Charlie Wood | August 20, 2020 | Quanta MagazineThis is also the case of the current Sports Arena RFP for the 48 acres located at the

*intersection*of the 5 and 8 freeways.Results, Not Renderings, Are What Matters for Sports Arena Property | Jason Riggs | July 15, 2020 | Voice of San DiegoThose who’ve followed me since my early blogging days know I’m obsessed with the

*intersection*at the heart of three questions.Couch Potato No More: How the Benefits of Exercise Transfer to the Brain | Shelly Fan | July 14, 2020 | Singularity HubWhich is to say, the

*intersection*point corresponded exactly to the four vertices of a rectangle on the curve.New Geometric Perspective Cracks Old Problem About Rectangles | Kevin Hartnett | June 25, 2020 | Quanta Magazine

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 | THE DAILY BEASTSomething extraordinary is happening at the

*intersection*of religion and LGBT people.Meet the Young, Evangelical, Pro-Gay Movement | Gene Robinson | September 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEASTSome 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 | THE DAILY BEASTThe RIP offers a clear window into the

*intersection*of poverty and vermin.My Life and Living History hit the perfect

*intersection*of news and gossip, and people who salivate for both bought those books.The point F is determined by the

*intersection*of the two lines, one beginning at A, and the other at E.Past the

*intersection*, past the one beyond that, on up the thoroughfare until the gray haze of the city dimmed everything.The Day Time Stopped Moving | Bradner BucknerThe big and beneficent institution is in Rue Saint-Jacques, at its

*intersection*with the street named in his honor.The Stones of Paris in History and Letters, Volume I (of 2) | Benjamin Ellis MartinThe minor and major axes are at a right angle one to the other, and their point of

*intersection*is termed the axis of the ellipse.Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught | Joshua RoseThus are formed in this chart four specimens of the Swastika, with the cross and circle at the

*intersection*of the arms.The Swastika | Thomas Wilson

## British Dictionary definitions for intersection

/ (ˌɪntəˈsɛkʃən, ˈɪntəˌsɛk-) /

a point at which things intersect, esp a road junction

the act of intersecting or the state of being intersected

maths

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

## Derived forms of intersection

- intersectional, adjective

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## Scientific definitions for intersection

[ ĭn′tər-sĕk′shən ]

The point or set of points where one line, surface, or solid crosses another.

The set that contains only those elements shared by two or more sets. The intersection of the sets {3,4,5,6} and {4,6,8,10} is the set {4,6}. The symbol for intersection is . Compare union.

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