intersectional

adjective in·ter·sec·tion·al \ ˌin-tər-ˈsek-shnəl , -shə-nᵊl \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of intersectional

1 a : of or relating to intersectionality
  • Because the intersectional experience is greater than the sum of racism and sexism, any analysis that does not take intersectionality into account cannot sufficiently address the particular manner in which Black women are subordinated.
  • —Kimberlé Crenshaw
b : involving members of multiple social categories
  • … I was near my home, in the midst of a multiracial, multigenerational, intersectional protest. I joined hundreds of others in the streets.
  • —Kira Banks
2 : existing between sections
  • intersectional war
  • an intersectional game
3 : of or relating to an intersection
  • intersectional joints/lines

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First Known Use of intersectional

1752


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