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in·ter·sec·tion

 (ĭn′tər-sĕk′shən, ĭn′tər-sĕk′-)
n.
1. The act, process, or result of intersecting.
2. A place where things intersect, especially a place where two or more roads cross.
3. 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.

intersection

(ˌɪntəˈsɛkʃən; ˈɪntəˌsɛk-)
n
1. a point at which things intersect, esp a road junction
2. the act of intersecting or the state of being intersected
3. (Mathematics) maths
a. a point or set of points common to two or more geometric configurations
b. Also called: product the set of elements that are common to two sets
c. the operation that yields that set from a pair of given sets. Symbol: ∩, as in AB
ˌinterˈsectional adj

in•ter•sec•tion

(ˌɪn tərˈsɛk ʃən)

n.
1. a place where two or more roads meet; junction.
2. any place of intersection or the act or fact of intersecting.
3. Math.
a. Also called product. the set of elements that two or more sets have in common. Symbol:
b. the greatest lower bound of two elements in a lattice.
[1550–60; < Latin]
in`ter•sec′tion•al, adj.

in·ter·sec·tion

(ĭn′tər-sĕk′shən)
1. Geometry The point or set of points where one line, surface, or solid crosses another.
2. Mathematics The set that contains only those elements shared by two or more sets. The intersection of the sets {3,4,5,6} and {4,6,8,10} is the set {4,6}.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intersection - a point where lines intersectintersection - a point where lines intersect  
point - a geometric element that has position but no extension; "a point is defined by its coordinates"
metacenter, metacentre - (shipbuilding) the point of intersection between two vertical lines, one line through the center of buoyancy of the hull of a ship in equilibrium and the other line through the center of buoyancy of the hull when the ship is inclined to one side; the distance of this intersection above the center of gravity is an indication of the stability of the ship
vertex - the point of intersection of lines or the point opposite the base of a figure
2.intersection - a junction where one street or road crosses anotherintersection - a junction where one street or road crosses another
street corner, turning point, corner - the intersection of two streets; "standing on the corner watching all the girls go by"
junction - the place where two or more things come together
grade crossing, level crossing - intersection of a railway and a road on the same level; barriers close road when trains pass
road, route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
3.intersection - a point or set of points common to two or more geometric configurations
origin - the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero
set - (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; "the set of prime numbers is infinite"
4.intersection - the set of elements common to two or more sets; "the set of red hats is the intersection of the set of hats and the set of red things"
set - a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth"
5.intersection - a representation of common ground between theories or phenomenaintersection - a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena; "there was no overlap between their proposals"
crossroads - a point where a choice must be made; "Freud's work stands at the crossroads between psychology and neurology"
interface - the overlap where two theories or phenomena affect each other or have links with each other; "the interface between chemistry and biology"
internal representation, mental representation, representation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
6.intersection - the act of intersecting (as joining by causing your path to intersect your target's path)
joining, connexion, connection - the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication); "the joining of hands around the table"; "there was a connection via the internet"

intersection

noun junction, crossing, crossroads at the intersection of two main canals
Translations
تَقاطُعمُلْتَقى طُرُق
křižovatkaprotínáníprůnikprůsečík
gennemskæringkrydsskæringspunktvejkryds
leikkausleikkauspisteristeys
metszőpont
gatnamótskurîur
pretínanie
križišče
snitt
kavşakkesişmekesme

intersection

[ˌɪntəˈsekʃən] N (= crossing) → intersección f, cruce m (Math) → intersección f

intersection

[ˈɪntərsɛkʃən] n
(= crossing point) [roads, tracks] → intersection f
The city lies at the intersection of three motorways → La ville se situe à l'intersection de trois axes routiers.
(US) (= road junction) → intersection f

intersection

n (= crossroads)Kreuzung f; (Geometry) → Schnittpunkt m; point of intersectionSchnittpunkt m

intersection

[ˌɪntəˈsɛkʃn] n (crossroads) → incrocio (Math) → intersezione f

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).

in·ter·sec·tion

n. intersección, punto común de dos líneas que se atraviesan.
References in classic literature ?
He had disentangled the nodes of their intersections, assigning to each its regulated period of flux and reflux.
At intersections I halted a moment to make sure that none was in sight before I sprang quickly to the shadows of the opposite side.
There was nothing to be found but intersections of houses, closed courts, and crossings of streets, in the midst of which he hesitated and doubted incessantly, being more perplexed and entangled in this medley of streets than he would have been even in the labyrinth of the Hôtel des Tournelles.
For the greater part they skimmed along the surface of the sward, soaring gracefully into the air at times to pass over a slower-going driver ahead, or at intersections, where the north and south traffic has the right of way and the east and west must rise above it.
Here the number of flares was increased so that they appeared not only at street intersections but midway between as well, and there were many more people abroad.
Above each of these smaller openings was painted a different device, while upon the walls of the larger tunnels at all intersections and points of convergence hieroglyphics appeared.
He menaced mankind at the intersections of streets.
Only once did I perceive a human being, and that was at the intersection of our crossroad with the wide, white turnpike which cuts each cultivated district longitudinally at its exact center.
Two other men descended after Danglars forming the rearguard, and pushing Danglars whenever he happened to stop, they came by a gentle declivity to the intersection of two corridors.
At the intersection of two of these streets stood the house of the Carmelites--a dull, plain edifice, with a high-shouldered blank wall all round it.
While they were thus situated, the dwarf, who had followed noiselessly at their heels, inciting them to keep up the commotion, took hold of their own chain at the intersection of the two portions which crossed the circle diametrically and at right angles.
THEIR POINT OF INTERSECTION, which no traveller has yet been able to reach, is the very heart of Africa, and it is thither that all efforts should now be directed.

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