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## in·ter·sect

(ĭn′tər-sĕkt′)
v. in·ter·sect·ed, in·ter·sect·ing, in·ter·sects
v.tr.
1. To cut across or through: The path intersects the park.
2. To form an intersection with; cross: The road intersects the highway a mile from here.
v.intr.
1. To cut across or overlap each other: circles intersecting on a graph.
2. To form an intersection; cross: These two fences intersect at the creek.

[Latin intersecāre, intersect- : inter-, inter- + secāre, to cut; see sek- in Indo-European roots.]

## intersect

(ˌɪntəˈsɛkt)
vb
1. to divide, cut, or mark off by passing through or across
2. (esp of roads) to cross (each other)
3. (Mathematics) maths (often foll by with) to have one or more points in common (with another configuration)
[C17: from Latin intersecāre to divide, from inter- + secāre to cut]

## in•ter•sect

(ˌɪn tərˈsɛkt)
v.t.
1. to cut or divide by passing through or across: The highway intersects the town.
v.i.
2. to cross, as lines or wires.
3. Geom. to have one or more points in common: intersecting lines.
[1605–15; < Latin intersectus, past participle of intersecāre to cut through, sever =inter- inter- + secāre to cut]

## intersect

Past participle: intersected
Gerund: intersecting

Imperative
intersect
intersect
Present
I intersect
you intersect
he/she/it intersects
we intersect
you intersect
they intersect
Preterite
I intersected
you intersected
he/she/it intersected
we intersected
you intersected
they intersected
Present Continuous
I am intersecting
you are intersecting
he/she/it is intersecting
we are intersecting
you are intersecting
they are intersecting
Present Perfect
I have intersected
you have intersected
he/she/it has intersected
we have intersected
you have intersected
they have intersected
Past Continuous
I was intersecting
you were intersecting
he/she/it was intersecting
we were intersecting
you were intersecting
they were intersecting
Past Perfect
Future
I will intersect
you will intersect
he/she/it will intersect
we will intersect
you will intersect
they will intersect
Future Perfect
I will have intersected
you will have intersected
he/she/it will have intersected
we will have intersected
you will have intersected
they will have intersected
Future Continuous
I will be intersecting
you will be intersecting
he/she/it will be intersecting
we will be intersecting
you will be intersecting
they will be intersecting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been intersecting
you have been intersecting
he/she/it has been intersecting
we have been intersecting
you have been intersecting
they have been intersecting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been intersecting
you will have been intersecting
he/she/it will have been intersecting
we will have been intersecting
you will have been intersecting
they will have been intersecting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been intersecting
you had been intersecting
he/she/it had been intersecting
we had been intersecting
you had been intersecting
they had been intersecting
Conditional
I would intersect
you would intersect
he/she/it would intersect
we would intersect
you would intersect
they would intersect
Past Conditional
I would have intersected
you would have intersected
he/she/it would have intersected
we would have intersected
you would have intersected
they would have intersected
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Verb 1 intersect - meet at a pointcrosscross - meet and pass; "the trains crossed"encounter, meet, run across, come across, run into, see - come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!"

## intersect

verb The centre of the city is intersected by the main waterways.

## intersect

verb
To pass through or over:
Translations
يَتَقاطَع
křižovat sepřetínat se
krydse hinanden
leikata
skera
kirtimasissusikirtimo vieta
krustotkrustotiesšķērsot
križovať sapretínať sa
kesişmekkesmek

## intersect

[ˌɪntəˈsekt]
A. VT (Math) → cortar
B. VI (Math) → ; [roads] → cruzarse

## intersect

[ˌɪntərˈsɛkt]
vt (= cross) →
The satellite is on a course which should intersect that of the asteroid → Le satellite est sur une trajectoire qui devrait croiser celle de l'astéroïde.
to be intersected by [+ road, river] → être à l'intersection de
(MATHEMATICS)intersecter
vi [lines, roads] → se croiser
(MATHEMATICS)s'intersecter

## intersect

vtdurchschneiden; (Geometry) → schneiden
visich kreuzen; (Geometry, in set theory) → sich schneiden; intersecting setsSchnittmengen pl

## intersect

[ˌɪntəˈsɛkt]
1. vt (Math) → intersecare
2. vi (Math) → intersecarsi; (roads) →

## intersect

(intəˈsekt) verb
to divide (eg lines or roads) by cutting or crossing. The line AB intersects the line CD at X; Where do the two roads intersect?
ˌinterˈsection (-ʃən) noun
1. the act of intersecting.
2. a place where lines, roads etc intersect. The crash occurred at the intersection (between the two roads).
References in classic literature ?
I have looked at her, in a state so dun and lethargic, that I have thought of nothing but the number of horizontal lines I could draw across her at the full, and the number of perpendicular lines with which I could intersect them.
In country where high roads intersect, join hands with your allies.
There are, invariably, two naves, which intersect in a cross, and whose upper portion, rounded into an apse, forms the choir; there are always the side aisles, for interior processions, for chapels,--a sort of lateral walks or promenades where the principal nave discharges itself through the spaces between the pillars.
At the junction with Kearny Street, Market and Geary Streets intersect like the sides of a sharp-angled letter "V.
She advanced with great speed, and seemed to describe an orbit round the earth, which would intersect the passage of the projectile.
But the important point to notice, is that these cells are always made at that degree of nearness to each other, that they would have intersected or broken into each other, if the spheres had been completed; but this is never permitted, the bees building perfectly flat walls of wax between the spheres which thus tend to intersect.
We must suppose the Melipona to arrange her cells in level layers, as she already does her cylindrical cells; and we must further suppose, and this is the greatest difficulty, that she can somehow judge accurately at what distance to stand from her fellow-labourers when several are making their spheres; but she is already so far enabled to judge of distance, that she always describes her spheres so as to intersect largely; and then she unites the points of intersection by perfectly flat surfaces.
But let us suppose that this latter circumstance determined, as it probably often does determine, the numbers of a humble-bee which could exist in a country; and let us further suppose that the community lived throughout the winter, and consequently required a store of honey: there can in this case be no doubt that it would be an advantage to our humble-bee, if a slight modification of her instinct led her to make her waxen cells near together, so as to intersect a little; for a wall in common even to two adjoining cells, would save some little wax.
Such a rule of the two diameters not only guides us toward the sun in the system and the heart in man, but draws lines through the length and breadth of the aggregate of a man's particular daily behaviors and waves of life into his coves and inlets, and where they intersect will be the height or depth of his character.
Chandler protracted his walk until the Forties began to intersect the great and glittering primrose way, for the evening was yet young, and when one is of the
I was making the angle necessary to intersect the line of your uncle's march, after my fruitless search, when I heard sounds like the explosion produced by fire arms--"

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