American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To cut across or through: The path intersects the park.
- v. To form an intersection with; cross: The road intersects the highway a mile from here.
- v. To cut across or overlap each other: circles intersecting on a graph.
- v. To form an intersection; cross: These two fences intersect at the creek.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cut or divide into parts; lie or pass across: as, the ecliptic intersects the equator.
- To cut apart; separate by intervening.
- To cut into one another; meet and cross each other; have, as two geometrical loci, one or more points in common: as, intersecting lines. In the ordinary language of geometry a curve and its tangent are not said to intersect, but in a more careful use of language they no doubt would be said to do so. See extract under intersection, 2.
- n. In geometry, a point of intersection.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To cut into or between; to cut or cross mutually; to divide into parts.
- v. To cut into one another; to meet and cross each other.
- v. meet at a point
- From Latin intersecare ("to cut between, cut off"), from inter ("between") + secare ("to cut"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin intersecāre, intersect- : inter-, inter- + secāre, to cut; see sek- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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