Dictionary

intersection

noun in·ter·sec·tion \ˌin-tər-ˈsek-shən, especially in sense 2 ˈin-tər-ˌ\

: the place or point where two or more things come together; especially : the place where two or more streets meet or cross each other

: the act or process of crossing or intersecting

Full Definition of INTERSECTION

1
:  the act or process of intersecting
2
:  a place or area where two or more things (as streets) intersect
3
a :  the set of elements common to two or more sets; especially :  the set of points common to two geometric configurations
b :  the operation of finding the intersection of two or more sets

Examples of INTERSECTION

  1. The accident occurred at a busy intersection.
  2. two possible points of intersection
  3. the intersection of line A and line B

Illustration of INTERSECTION

First Known Use of INTERSECTION

1559

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb
INTERSECTION Defined for Kids

intersection

noun in·ter·sec·tion \ˌin-tər-ˈsek-shən\

Definition of INTERSECTION for Kids

1
:  the act or process of crossing or passing across <the intersection of line A and line B>
2
:  the place or point where two or more things (as streets) meet or cross each other
3
:  the set of mathematical elements common to two or more sets

Browse

2 ENTRIES FOUND:
Next Word in the Dictionary: intersertPrevious Word in the Dictionary: intersecting arcadeAll Words Near: intersection
July 01, 2015
precarious Hear it
not certain, secure, or steady
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears