Intersect meaning

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To form an intersection with; cross.

The road intersects the highway a mile from here.

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Intersect is defined as to cross, or to divide into two parts.

An example of intersect is for two roads to cross each other.

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To form an intersection; cross.

These two fences intersect at the creek.

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To cut across or through.

The path intersects the park.

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To cut across or overlap each other.

Circles intersecting on a graph.

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To divide into two parts by passing through or across; cut across.

A river intersects the plain.

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To cross each other.

Lines intersecting to form right angles.

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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.
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To cut into or between; to cut or cross mutually; to divide into parts.

Parallel lines don't intersect.

Any two diameters of a circle intersect each other at the centre.

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(mathematics) Of two sets, to have at least one element in common.
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Origin of intersect

  • Latin intersecāre intersect- inter- inter- secāre to cut sek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin intersecare (“to cut between, cut off”), from inter (“between”) + secare (“to cut”).

    From Wiktionary