Definition of "bisect" [bi•sect]

  • To cut or divide into two parts, especially two equal parts. (verb-transitive)
  • To split; fork. (verb-intransitive)

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Use "bisect" in a sentence
  • "And to use it, you create a haystack that is a mylist object, then pass it to a recursive function that'll call bisect () def chop_bisect_object (needle, haystack): while True: head, tail = haystack. bisect () try: if needle"
  • "Tribal leaders say the road, which is in the early stages of construction, would bisect their reservation in Bolivia's eastern Amazon lowlands."
  • "Between Central Station down near the River Clyde and sloping up towards Sauchiehall Street lies half a square mile of a dozen streets that meet and bisect each other in a grid of Georgian architectural splendour."