• (GA) IPA: /ɪntɚˈsɛkt/
  • (RP) IPA: /ɪntəˈsɛkt/

intersect (intersects, present participle intersecting; past and past participle intersected)

  1. (ambitransitive) To cut into or between; to cut or cross mutually; to divide into parts.
    Parallel lines don't intersect.
    Any two diameters of a circle intersect each other at the centre.
    • Lands intersected by a narrow frith / Abhor each other.
  2. (mathematics) Of two sets, to have at least one element in common.
Related terms Translations
  • Portuguese: intersectar, intersetar
  • Spanish: intersecar
  • Portuguese: intersectar, intersetar

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