[ in-ter-sekt ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈsɛkt /
verb (used with object)
to cut or divide by passing through or across: The highway intersects the town.
verb (used without object)
to cross, as lines or wires.
Geometry. to have one or more points in common: intersecting lines.
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Origin of intersect
OTHER WORDS FROM intersectnon·in·ter·sect·ing, adjectiveself-in·ter·sect·ing, adjectiveun·in·ter·sect·ed, adjectiveun·in·ter·sect·ing, adjective
Words nearby intersect
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Example sentences from the Web for non-intersecting
The distance between two non-intersecting lines is the length of their common perpendicular, there being but one.
British Dictionary definitions for non-intersecting
/ (ˌɪntəˈsɛkt) /
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)
Word Origin for intersect
C17: from Latin intersecāre to divide, from inter- + secāre to cut
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