Simple Definition of bisect
: to divide (something) into two equal parts
Examples of bisect in a sentence
Draw a line that bisects the angle.
The city is bisected by the highway.
Origin and Etymology of bisect
1bi- + intersect
First Known Use: circa 1645
Rhymes with bisect
abject, advect, affect, aspect, cathect, collect, confect, connect, convect, correct, cowl-necked, defect, deflect, deject, detect, direct, Dordrecht, effect, eject, elect, erect, ewe-necked, expect, goosenecked, infect, inflect, inject, insect, inspect, neglect, object, pandect, porrect, prefect, prelect, project, prospect, protect, refect, reflect, reject, resect, respect, ring-necked, roll-necked, select, stiff-necked, subject, suspect, traject, transect, trisect, Utrecht, V-necked
BISECT Defined for Kids
History for bisect
When you bisect something you are cutting it in two. The word bisect itself will tell you that if you know Latin. The word was formed in English, but it came from two Latin elements. The bi- came from a Latin prefix meaning “two.” The -sect came from a Latin verb secare meaning “to cut.”
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