intersection


intersection
intersection (n.) "act or fact of crossing," 1550s, from M.Fr. intersection (14c.) and directly from L. intersectionem (nom. intersectio) "a cutting asunder, intersection," noun of action from pp. stem of intersecare "intersect, cut asunder," from inter- "between" (see INTER- (Cf. inter-)) + secare "to cut" (see SECTION (Cf. section)). Originally a term in geometry; meaning "crossroads" is from 1864.

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  • Intersection — In ter*sec tion, n. [L. intersectio: cf. F. intersection.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act, state, or place of intersecting. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) The point or line in which one line or surface cuts another. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Intersection — (v. lat.), Durchschnitt …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • intersection — [n] crossroads circle, cloverleaf, crossing, crosswalk, crossway, interchange, junction, stop; concept 501 …   New thesaurus

  • intersection — ► NOUN 1) a point or line common to lines or surfaces that intersect. 2) a point at which two roads intersect. DERIVATIVES intersectional adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • intersection — [in′tər sek΄shən, in΄tər sek′shən] n. [L intersectio] 1. the act of intersecting 2. a place of intersecting; specif., a) the point or line where two lines or surfaces meet or cross b) the place where two or more roads meet or, esp., cross 3. Math …   English World dictionary


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