Origin of intersectfrom Classical Latin intersectus, past participle of intersecare, to cut between, cut off from inter-, between + secare, to cut: see saw
Freeways that intersect each other.
An example of intersect is for two roads to cross each other.
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.
- Several important roads intersect the province; among them are - I.
- The broad streets of the city intersect at right angles.
- The axes will not be parallel, nor will they intersect each other.
- Intersect in the instantaneous centre.
- These plateaus, with an average elevation of Boo to 1000 ft., are mostly covered with forests of oak, beech and lime, and are deeply cut by river valleys, some being narrow and craggy, and others broad, with gentle slopes and marshy bottoms. Narrow ravines intersect them in all directions, and they often assume, especially in the east, the character of wild, impassable, woody and marshy tracts.