- 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.
intersect definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from Classical Latin intersectus, past participle of intersecare, to cut between, cut off ; from inter-, between plush secare, to cut: see saw
intersect definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb in·ter·sect·ed, in·ter·sect·ing, in·ter·sects verb, transitive
- 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: Latin intersecāre, intersect- : inter-, inter- + secāre, to cut; see sek- in Indo-European roots.
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.