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Definition of "intersect" []

  • To cut across or through: The path intersects the park. (verb-transitive)
  • To form an intersection with; cross: The road intersects the highway a mile from here. (verb-transitive)
  • To cut across or overlap each other: circles intersecting on a graph. (verb-intransitive)
  • To form an intersection; cross: These two fences intersect at the creek. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "intersect" in a sentence
  • "They have a nice primer to help you figure out how all the various titles intersect, which is non-trivial to keep track of in the X-Universe. continuity."
  • "The point at which these two curves intersect is the equilibrium point, which is also known as “perfect competition” and is generally held up — by economists, anyway — as the goal for all markets."
  • "To most “normal” people the question of where the laws of the state and the laws of war intersect is a difficult one."