trisect

verb
tri·​sect | \ˈtrī-ˌsekt, trī-ˈsekt\
trisected; trisecting; trisects

Definition of trisect 

transitive verb

: to divide into three usually equal parts

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Other Words from trisect

trisection \ˈtrī-​ˌsek-​shən, trī-​ˈsek-​ \ noun
trisector \ˈtrī-​ˌsek-​tər, trī-​ˈsek-​ \ noun

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Hicks removed the dividing walls so that the room, running about 88 feet long and trisected by Corinthian columns, could be admired in all its splendor. Robert O'byrne, ELLE Decor, "Tour a Legendary Manor in Northern Ireland," 12 Oct. 2018 The concert dramatically trisected his career into three parts: G-Dragon, G-Dragon vs. Kwon Jiyong, and Kwon Jiyong. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "G-Dragon Explores His Identity at Brooklyn Stop of Act III, M.O.T.T.E Tour," 31 July 2017 Inked boxes turn into squares, and if they’re bisected or trisected, transform into tables with fields that can be filled out. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft shows the power of its Pen with a new Whiteboard app and other upgrades," 23 May 2017

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First Known Use of trisect

1695, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trisect

tri- + intersect

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