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Meaning of intersection by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Latin intersectiō .


    • IPA: /ˈɪntərˌsɛkʃən/


    intersection ( plural: intersections )

    1. The junction of two ( or more ) paths, streets, highways, or other thoroughfares .
    2. ( geometry ) The point or set of points common to two geometrical objects ( such as the point where two lines meet or the line where two planes intersect ) .
    3. ( set theory ) The set containing all the elements that are common to two or more sets .
    4. ( sports ) The element where two or more straight lines of synchronized skaters pass through each other.[1]


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    • union

Explanation of intersection by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the act of intersecting ( as joining by causing your path to intersect your target's path )

    2. a junction where one street or road crosses another

    3. a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena

    4. a point where lines intersect

    5. the set of elements common to two or more sets

    6. the set of red hats is the intersection of the set of hats and the set of red things
    7. a point or set of points common to two or more geometric configurations