What does intersection mean?

Definitions for intersection
ˌɪn tərˈsɛk ʃənin·ter·sec·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word intersection.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intersection, intersection point, point of intersectionnoun

    a point where lines intersect

  2. intersection, crossroad, crossway, crossing, carrefournoun

    a junction where one street or road crosses another

  3. intersectionnoun

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

  4. intersection, product, Cartesian productnoun

    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"

  5. overlap, convergence, intersectionnoun

    a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena

    "there was no overlap between their proposals"

  6. intersectionnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. intersectionnoun

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

    Etymology: From intersectio.

  2. intersectionnoun

    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).

    Etymology: From intersectio.

  3. intersectionnoun

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

    Etymology: From intersectio.

  4. intersectionnoun

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

    Etymology: From intersectio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intersectionnoun

    the act, state, or place of intersecting

    Etymology: [L. intersectio: cf. F. intersection.]

  2. Intersectionnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. intersectio: cf. F. intersection.]

Freebase

  1. 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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. intersection

    The point in which one line crosses another.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intersection in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intersection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of intersection in a Sentence

  1. Raven Saunders:

    It’s the intersection of where all people who are oppressed meet.

  2. Newt Gingrich:

    Nancy has the really complicated role, she talked to me about this one time. He looks totally normal but he is not there, and she is having to go through the whole process — they are building the library, they are trying to make sure they are preserving his legacy, and she is really at the intersection. Ronnie is not.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    To understand life, people look at mountains and waves - this is romanticism. To understand life, you need to look at a busy intersection - this is realism. You look at the crossroads and think where they are all in a hurry, after all, they do not have time to live, they are in a hurry to do stupid things, they hurry to their graves.

  4. Said Priebus:

    They have their own activities that they work on. We have ours. There isn't actually that much intersection between the two.

  5. Chief Executive Jim Smith:

    While a few of IP & Science’s businesses operate at the intersection of global commerce and regulation, the vast majority of the unit does not align in the same way as our other business units, the decision we are announcing today reflects the difficult choices we must all make every day as we prioritize our resources and energy towards our key growth opportunities.

Images & Illustrations of intersection

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Translations for intersection

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  • průsečík, křižovatka, průnikCzech
  • skæringspunkt, skæring, kryds, fællesmængde, vejkrydsDanish
  • Schnittpunkt, Durchschnitt, Kreuzung, ÜberschneidungGerman
  • τομή, διασταύρωσηGreek
  • komunaĵo, kruciĝoEsperanto
  • cruce, intersecciónSpanish
  • lõige, ühisosaEstonian
  • leikkaus, läpimeno, leikkauspiste, risteysFinnish
  • intersection, carrefourFrench
  • חיתוךHebrew
  • चौराहाHindi
  • csomópont, útkereszteződésHungarian
  • sniðmengi, skurðpunktur, vegamót, snið, gatnamót, skarmengi, skurðmengiIcelandic
  • intersezione, incrocioItalian
  • 交差点, 交点, 積集合Japanese
  • 교집합, 교차로Korean
  • intersectioLatin
  • rīpekangaMāori
  • kryssNorwegian
  • doorsnijding, kruispunt, kruising, doorsnedeDutch
  • kryssNorwegian Nynorsk
  • skrzyżowanie, iloczyn zbiorów, przecięcie, przekrój, punkt przecięciaPolish
  • interseçãoPortuguese
  • intersecție, intersectareRomanian
  • пересечение, перекрёстокRussian
  • prések, ра́скр̄шће, кри́жа̄ње, пре́сјек, ráskrīžje, ráskrsnica, крижо̀пӯће, крижо̀пӯт, пре́сек, krstòpūće, ра́скрсница, križòpūt, krìžīšte, krížānje, крсто̀пӯће, présjek, ráskr̄šće, крѝжӣште, ра́скрӣжје, križòpūćeSerbo-Croatian
  • prienik, priesečník, križovatkaSlovak
  • snitt, korsning, skärningSwedish
  • สี่แยกThai
  • перетин множинUkrainian
  • 路口Chinese

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