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ˌɪn tərˈsɛktin·ter·sect

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intersect, crossverb

    meet at a point


  1. intersectverb

    to cross; to cut

    Parallel lines don't intersect.

  2. intersectverb

    of two sets, to have at least one element in common

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intersectverb

    to cut into or between; to cut or cross mutually; to divide into parts; as, any two diameters of a circle intersect each other at the center

    Etymology: [L. intersectus, p. p. of intersecare to intersect; inter + secare to cut. See Section.]

  2. Intersectverb

    to cut into one another; to meet and cross each other; as, the point where two lines intersect

    Etymology: [L. intersectus, p. p. of intersecare to intersect; inter + secare to cut. See Section.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intersect

    in-tėr-sekt′, v.t. to cut between or asunder: to cut or cross mutually: to divide into parts.—v.i. to cross each other.—n. Intersec′tion, intersecting: (geom.) the point or line in which two lines or two planes cut each other.—adj. Intersec′tional. [L. inter, between, secāre, sectum, to cut.]

Editors Contribution

  1. intersect

    To meet at a point.

    The lines did intersect on the graph.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 3, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intersect in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intersect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of intersect in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Tolerance is prerogative of humanity. In my view, when we think that ours is the only true path to righteousness, we inadvertently force ourselves to judging others with our own yardstick, and walking in the territory of arrogance. Interestingly, the roads that lead to righteousness and arrogance though seem to run in parallel, may intersect each other at several points in our lives. We cannot differentiate between these two roads easily, unless we understand that the road to righteousness is paved with the love of humanity, while the road to arrogance is paved with the love of self. Being tolerant to various beliefs, colors, cultures, races, genders, sexual orientations, and ethnicities etc has become extremely important in the world filled with discrimination, prejudice, and supremacy etc. As the French Philosopher Voltaire said it correctly "La tolérance, c'est l'apanage de l'humanité" - i.e. Tolerance is prerogative of humanity. We believe that Tolerance will surely make our world a better place.

  2. Hermann Hesse:

    Every man is more than just himself he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way and never again.

  3. Haley Moss:

    People with disabilities make up a sizable portion of the population eligible to vote, and it's crucial not to alienate potential voters, disability issues intersect with all other policy proposals and ideas.

  4. Hermann Hesse:

    One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time.

  5. Marcelo Claure:

    Ziad is one of the world's most successful and respected government affairs executives with a proven track record managing issues for large global entities where business interests intersect with public policy.

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