bisection "division in two," 1650s, noun of state from BISECT (Cf. bisect). Related: Bisectional.

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  • Bisection — Bi*sec tion, n. [Cf. F. bissection.] Division into two parts, esp. two equal parts. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bisection — (v. lat.), das Zerschneiden in 2 Theile …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Bisection — Bisection, lat., das Zerschneiden in 2 Theile …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • bisection — index dichotomy, split, subdivision Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bisection — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Division into two parts. < N PARAG:bisection >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 bisection bisection bipartition Sgm: N 1 dichotomy dichotomy subdichotomy Sgm: N 1 halving halving &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 dimidiation dimidiation …   English dictionary for students

  • Bisection — In geometry, bisection is the division of something into two equal or congruent parts, usually by a line, which is then called a bisector . The most often considered types of bisectors are segment bisectors and angle bisectors .A segment bisector …   Wikipedia

  • bisection — bisect ► VERB ▪ divide into two parts. DERIVATIVES bisection noun bisector noun. ORIGIN from Latin secare to cut …   English terms dictionary

  • bisection — noun see bisect …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bisection — See bisect. * * * …   Universalium

  • bisection — noun A division into two parts, especially into two equal parts See Also: bisect …   Wiktionary

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