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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]
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## 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
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
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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!"
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## intersect

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

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

[ˌɪntəˈsɛkt]
1. vt (Math) → intersecare
2. vi (Math) → intersecarsi; (roads) →
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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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References in classic literature ?
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.