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
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.
A heavy black curtain bisects the industrial space from floor to ceiling, nearly from the front door to the back.
Many have returned to the east side of the Tigris River that bisects the city, but portions of the west remain under siege.
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Origin and Etymology of bisect
1bi- + intersect
First Known Use: circa 1645
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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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