- Intersect is defined as to cross, or to divide into two parts.
An example of intersect is for two roads to cross each other.
Freeways that intersect each other.
Origin of intersect; from Classical Latin intersectus, past participle of intersecare, to cut between, cut off ; from inter-, between + secare, to cut: see saw
verbin·ter·sect·ed, in·ter·sect·ing, in·ter·sects
- To cut across or through: The path intersects the park.
- To form an intersection with; cross: The road intersects the highway a mile from here.
- To cut across or overlap each other: circles intersecting on a graph.
- To form an intersection; cross: These two fences intersect at the creek.
Origin of intersectLatin intersecāre, intersect- : inter-, inter- + secāre, to cut; see sek- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present intersects, present participle intersecting, simple past and past participle intersected)
intersect - Computer Definition
In a relational database, to match two files and produce a third file with records that are common in both. For example, intersecting an American file and a programmer file would yield American programmers.