intersection[in′tər sek′s̸hən, in′tər sek′s̸hən]
Aerial view of a rural intersection.
- 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.
- 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