Examples of bisect in a Sentence
Draw a line that bisects the angle.
The city is bisected by the highway.
Recent Examples of bisect from the Web
A 92-mph fastball to Detroit’s Justin Upton that bisected the middle of the plate.
The carvings bisect the center of the face, continuing up the forehead and all the way around to the back of the skull.
Gently pleated pants — baggy and loose on the hip — touched on one of the season’s trends — and provided the collection’s leitmotif: a thick colored waistband that bisected the body.
The Orange Line is already a popular way to bisect the Valley, but there’s room for improvement.
Gallo said a telemetry study conducted on speckled trout in Calcasieu Lake more than a decade ago showed the fish retreated to the Ship Channel that bisects the lake whenever severe weather moved in.
So one of Compagno's favorite destinations is the rock dam that bisects the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet near Breton Sound Marina in Hopedale.
The ranch is bisected by a beautiful creek which is a tremendous habitat area and feed source for wildlife and a wonderful place to hunt, ride, hike and recreate.
But what begins as one murder becomes two: The killer has bisected two bodies at the waist and has positioned different halves to look like a single corpse.
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Origin and Etymology of bisect
1bi- + intersect
First Known Use: circa 1645See Words from the same year
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Definition of bisect for English Language Learners
: to divide (something) into two equal parts
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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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