Dictionary.com

intersectional

[ in-ter-sek-shuh-nl ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈsɛk ʃə nl /
Save This Word!

adjective
of or relating to to an intersection, or a place where two or more roads, lines, or elements meet: intersectional traffic flow.
noting or relating to intersectionality, the theory that the overlap of social identities contributes to the specific type of oppression and discrimination experienced by an individual: Intersectional feminism raises the profile of underrepresented minority women and addresses many diverse challenges to gender equality.
QUIZ
FIRE UP YOUR VOCAB FOR A "RED" SYNONYMS QUIZ
No fire engine reds here, only a fierce collection of vibrant words for the color red to test yourself on.
Question 1 of 7
What does "amaranth" mean?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of intersectional

First recorded in 1845–50; intersection + -al1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use intersectional in a sentence

FEEDBACK