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.
- The tunnel widened, and his pace slowed as he saw another tunnel intersect it.