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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.
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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
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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.
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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}.
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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"
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intersection

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

intersection

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

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

[ˌɪntəˈsɛkʃn] n (crossroads) → incrocio (Math) → intersezione f
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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).
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in·ter·sec·tion

n. intersección, punto común de dos líneas que se atraviesan.
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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.
He menaced mankind at the intersections of streets.
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.
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.
If a number of equal spheres be described with their centres placed in two parallel layers; with the centre of each sphere at the distance of radius x sqrt(2) or radius x 1.41421 (or at some lesser distance), from the centres of the six surrounding spheres in the same layer; and at the same distance from the centres of the adjoining spheres in the other and parallel layer; then, if planes of intersection between the several spheres in both layers be formed, there will result a double layer of hexagonal prisms united together by pyramidal bases formed of three rhombs; and the rhombs and the sides of the hexagonal prisms will have every angle identically the same with the best measurements which have been made of the cells of the hive-bee.
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.
"On coming there, he would see on his left, Monsieur Stangerson; he would turn to the right, towards the 'off-turning' gallery--the way he had pre-arranged for flight, where, at the intersection of the two galleries, he would see at once, as I have explained, on his left, Frederic Larsan at the end of the 'off-turning' gallery, and in front, Daddy Jacques, at the end of the 'right' gallery.
Lashing the two topmasts together, and making allowance for their unequal length, at the point of intersection I attached the double block of the main throat- halyards.
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.
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.
Her pure, red lips half smiled; her serene and candid brow became troubled, at intervals, under her thoughts, like a mirror under the breath; and from beneath her long, drooping, black eyelashes, there escaped a sort of ineffable light, which gave to her profile that ideal serenity which Raphael found at the mystic point of intersection of virginity, maternity, and divinity.

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