trisect

[ trahy-sekt, trahy-sekt ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to divide into three parts, especially into three equal parts.

Origin of trisect

1
1685–95; tri- + -sect<Latin sectus, past participle of secāre to cut, sever; see section

Other words from trisect

  • tri·sec·tion, noun
  • tri·sec·tor, noun

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trisect

/ (traɪˈsɛkt) /


verb
  1. (tr) to divide into three parts, esp three equal parts

Origin of trisect

1
C17: tri- + -sect from Latin secāre to cut

Derived forms of trisect

  • trisection (traɪˈsɛkʃən), noun
  • trisector, noun

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