AskDefine | Define intersect

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intersect v : meet at a point [syn: cross]

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  1. to cross; to cut
    Parallel lines don't intersect.
  2. two sets intersect if and only if they have at least one common element


to cross each other; to cut each other; to crash
in mathematics

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Intersection has various meanings in different contexts:
Intersection may also refer to:
Intersect redirects here. It may refer to:
  • an intelligence database that is the central plot device in the TV series Chuck.
intersect in German: Mengenlehre#Schnittmenge
intersect in French: Intersection
intersect in Ido: Interseko
intersect in Dutch: Doorsnede

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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