intersection[in′tər sek′s̸hən, in′tər sek′s̸hən]
- The definition of an intersection is the place where things cross or the act of crossing.
An example of an intersection is where two roads cross one another.
Aerial view of a rural intersection.
- the act of intersecting
- a place of intersecting; specif.,
- the point or line where two lines or surfaces meet or cross
- the place where two or more roads meet or, esp., cross
- Math. the set containing all the points common to two or more given sets
Origin of intersectionClassical Latin intersectio
- The act, process, or result of intersecting.
- A place where things intersect, especially a place where two or more roads cross.
- Mathematics a. The point or locus of points where one line, surface, or solid crosses another.b. A set that contains elements shared by two or more given sets.
- The junction of two (more) paths, streets, highways, or other thoroughfares.
- (geometry) 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).
- (set theory) The set containing all the elements that are common to two or more sets.
- (sports) The element where two or more straight lines of synchronized skaters pass through each other.
From Middle French intersection, from Latin intersectiō