trisect

[ trahy-sekt, trahy-sekt ]
/ traɪˈsɛkt, ˈtraɪ sɛkt /

verb (used with object)

to divide into three parts, especially into three equal parts.

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Origin of trisect

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

OTHER WORDS FROM trisect

tri·sec·tion, nountri·sec·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for trisect

trisect
/ (traɪˈsɛkt) /

verb

(tr) to divide into three parts, esp three equal parts

Derived forms of trisect

trisection (traɪˈsɛkʃən), nountrisector, noun

Word Origin for trisect

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