Definitions for intersectionˌɪn tərˈsɛk ʃən
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.
Ref: Also called product. 5 2
Origin of intersection:
1550–60; < L
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
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"
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
The junction of two (or more) paths, streets, highways, or other thoroughfares.
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).
The set containing all the elements that are common to two or more sets.
The element where two or more straight lines of synchronized skaters pass through each other.
Origin: From intersectio.
the act, state, or place of intersecting
the point or line in which one line or surface cuts another
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
the act of intersecting.
- intersecçãoPortuguese (BR)
- das (Durch-)SchneidenGerman
- बिन्दु या रेखा जहां दो रेखाएं मिलती होंHindi
- pembagian, potonganIndonesian
- het elkaar snijdenDutch
- pretínanie; priesečníkSlovak
- sečišče; križanjeSlovenian
- skärning, korsningSwedish
- kesişme, kesmeTurkish
- 交叉Chinese (Trad.)
- пересічення; перехрещенняUkrainian
- تقاطع کا عملUrdu
- sự giao nhauVietnamese
- 交叉Chinese (Simp.)
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