# Definitions for **intersection**ˌɪn tərˈsɛk ʃən

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### Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•ter•sec•tionˌɪn tərˈsɛk ʃən(n.)

a place where two or more roads meet; junction.

any place of intersection or the act or fact of intersecting.

Math. the set of elements that two or more sets have in common. Symbol:∩ the greatest lower bound of two elements in a lattice.

**Category:**Math**Ref:**Also called product. 5 2

#### Origin of **intersection**:

1550–60; < L

in`ter•sec′tion•al(adj.)

### Princeton's WordNet

intersection, intersection point, point of intersection(noun)

a point where lines intersect

intersection, crossroad, crossway, crossing, carrefour(noun)

a junction where one street or road crosses another

intersection(noun)

a point or set of points common to two or more geometric configurations

intersection, product, Cartesian product(noun)

the set of elements common to two or more sets

"the set of red hats is the intersection of the set of hats and the set of red things"

overlap, convergence, intersection(noun)

a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena

"there was no overlap between their proposals"

intersection(noun)

the act of intersecting (as joining by causing your path to intersect your target's path)

### Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

intersection(noun)ˌɪn tərˈsɛk ʃən

a place where roads or lines cross each other

an accident at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Fourth Street

### Wiktionary

intersection(Noun)

The junction of two (or more) paths, streets, highways, or other thoroughfares.

intersection(Noun)

The point or set of points common to two geometrical objects (such as the point where two lines meet or the line where two planes intersect).

intersection(Noun)

The set containing all the elements that are common to two or more sets.

intersection(Noun)

The element where two or more straight lines of synchronized skaters pass through each other.

**Origin:** From intersectio.

### Webster Dictionary

Intersection(noun)

the act, state, or place of intersecting

Intersection(noun)

the point or line in which one line or surface cuts another

### Freebase

Intersection

An intersection is a road junction where two or more roads either meet or cross at grade. An intersection may be 3-way – a T junction/T intersection or fork, 4-way – a crossroads, or 5-way or more. It may often be controlled by traffic lights, and may have a roundabout. This article primarily reflects jurisdictions where vehicles are driven on the right. If not otherwise specified, "right" and "left" can be reversed to reflect jurisdictions where vehicles are driven on the left.

# Translations for **intersection**

### Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

intersection(noun)

the act of intersecting.

- kruisAfrikaans
- تَقاطُعArabic
- пресичанеBulgarian
- intersecçãoPortuguese (BR)
- protínáníCzech
- das (Durch-)SchneidenGerman
- gennemskæringDanish
- τομήGreek
- intersecciónSpanish
- lõikumineEstonian
- میانبریFarsi
- risteäminenFinnish
- intersectionFrench
- חֲצִייָהHebrew
- बिन्दु या रेखा जहां दो रेखाएं मिलती होंHindi
- presijecanjeCroatian
- metszőpontHungarian
- pembagian, potonganIndonesian
- skurðurIcelandic
- intersezioneItalian
- 交差Japanese
- 교차Korean
- kirtimas(is)Lithuanian
- krustošanāsLatvian
- pembahagianMalay
- het elkaar snijdenDutch
- skjæringNorwegian
- przecięciePolish
- میانبریPersian
- غوڅونهPashto
- cruzamentoPortuguese
- intersectareRomanian
- пересечениеRussian
- pretínanie; priesečníkSlovak
- sečišče; križanjeSlovenian
- presecanjeSerbian
- skärning, korsningSwedish
- การตัดThai
- kesişme, kesmeTurkish
- 交叉Chinese (Trad.)
- пересічення; перехрещенняUkrainian
- تقاطع کا عملUrdu
- sự giao nhauVietnamese
- 交叉Chinese (Simp.)

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