intersection
playSimple Definition of intersection

: 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 in a sentence
The accident occurred at a busy intersection.
two possible points of intersection
the intersection of line A and line B
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First Known Use of intersection
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Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms
INTERSECTION Defined for Kids
intersection
playDefinition of intersection for Students
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
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