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 intersection(noun)

    a point where lines intersect

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

    a junction where one street or road crosses another

  3. intersection(noun)

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

  4. 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"

  5. overlap, convergence, intersection(noun)

    a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena

    "there was no overlap between their proposals"

  6. intersection(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. intersection(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From intersectio.

  2. 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).

    Etymology: From intersectio.

  3. intersection(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From intersectio.

  4. intersection(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From intersectio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intersection(noun)

    the act, state, or place of intersecting

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

  2. Intersection(noun)

    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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How to say intersection in sign language?

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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. Apakorn Yuukongkaew:

    From chamber three to the intersection and then onto Pattaya Beach, this area is all flooded and dark, it's about 3 kilometers from chamber 3 to Pattaya Beach.

  2. San Jose , California-based Zscaler:

    There is a natural intersection between Google customers and our customers.

  3. 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.

  4. Ibbo Mandaza:

    Clearly there is a coincidence or intersection of national grievances across the board, economic and political, and the immediate concerns of the public servants, that intersection has proved lethal in the last days. We are in a new phase of politics.

  5. Antonio Nassar:

    The car rolled right in front of me. By the time I looked over to the right, all you could see was [her] driving away and people were bouncing off the front of the car, she rode the sidewalk, she came to a stop at the Paris intersection, people are punching into the window ... she accelerated again and just kept mowing people down.

Images & Illustrations of 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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