trisect

[trahy-sekt, trahy-sekt]

Origin of trisect

1685–95; tri- + -sect < Latin sectus, past participle of secāre to cut, sever; see section
Related formstri·sec·tion, nountri·sec·tor, noun
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trisect

verb
  1. (tr) to divide into three parts, esp three equal parts
Derived Formstrisection (traɪˈsɛkʃən), nountrisector, noun

Word Origin for trisect

C17: tri- + -sect from Latin secāre to cut
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Word Origin and History for trisection

trisect

v.

1660s (implied in trisection), from tri- "three" + Latin sectus "cut," past participle of secare "to cut" (see section (n.)). Probably patterned on bisect.

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