intersection

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

Definition of intersection

  1. 1 :  the act or process of intersecting

  2. 2 :  a place or area where two or more things (as streets) intersect

  3. 3a :  the set of elements common to two or more sets; especially :  the set of points common to two geometric configurationsb :  the operation of finding the intersection of two or more sets

Examples of intersection in a sentence

  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

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First Known Use of intersection

1559

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms


INTERSECTION Defined for English Language Learners

intersection

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

Definition of intersection for English Language Learners

  • : 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


INTERSECTION Defined for Kids

intersection

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

Definition of intersection for Students

  1. 1 :  the act or process of crossing or passing across the intersection of line A and line B

  2. 2 :  the place or point where two or more things (as streets) meet or cross each other

  3. 3 :  the set of mathematical elements common to two or more sets



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