intersect

[in-ter-sekt]
verb (used without object)
  1. to cross, as lines or wires.
  2. Geometry. to have one or more points in common: intersecting lines.

Origin of intersect

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

intersect

verb
  1. to divide, cut, or mark off by passing through or across
  2. (esp of roads) to cross (each other)
  3. 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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Word Origin and History for non-intersecting

intersect

v.

1610s, back-formation from intersection, or else from Latin intersectus, past participle of intersecare "intersect, cut asunder," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + secare "to cut" (see section (n.)). Related: Intersected; intersecting.

intersect

n.

1650s, from Latin intersectum (see intersect (v.)).

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