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Definition of "intersection" []

  • The act, process, or result of intersecting. (noun)
  • A place where things intersect, especially a place where two or more roads cross. (noun)
  • Mathematics The point or locus of points where one line, surface, or solid crosses another. (noun)
  • Mathematics A set that contains elements shared by two or more given sets. (noun)

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 "intersection" in a sentence
  • "(At the corner of the intersection is a big statue of the pope.)"
  • "Sixth, if you decide to look for a policía de tránsito controlling traffic before you cross, make sure the person you see in the intersection is a traffic officer."
  • "Finding other ways to imagine this intersection is a pressing task, especially given the need to replenish the moral energies that sustain and motivate liberal democracies."