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Definition 1: the act of intersecting (as joining by causing your path to intersect your target's path) - [noun denoting act]

(intersection is a kind of ...) the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication)

"the joining of hands around the table" "there was a connection via the internet"

Definition 2: a junction where one street or road crosses another - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for intersection in the sense of this definition

(intersection is a kind of ...) the place where two or more things come together

(... is a kind of intersection ) the intersection of two streets

"standing on the corner watching all the girls go by"

(... is a kind of intersection ) intersection of a railway and a road on the same level; barriers close road when trains pass

(... is part of intersection) an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation

Definition 3: a point where lines intersect - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for intersection in the sense of this definition

(intersection is a kind of ...) a geometric element that has position but no extension

"a point is defined by its coordinates"

(... is a kind of intersection ) (shipbuilding) the point of intersection between two vertical lines, one line through the center of buoyancy of the hull of a ship in equilibrium and the other line through the center of buoyancy of the hull when the ship is inclined to one side; the distance of this intersection above the center of gravity is an indication of the stability of the ship

(... is a kind of intersection ) the point of intersection of lines or the point opposite the base of a figure

Definition 4: a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where intersection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was no overlap between their proposals

Synonyms for intersection in the sense of this definition

(intersection is a kind of ...) a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image

(... is a kind of intersection ) a point where a choice must be made

"Freud's work stands at the crossroads between psychology and neurology"

(... is a kind of intersection ) the overlap where two theories or phenomena affect each other or have links with each other

"the interface between chemistry and biology"

Definition 5: the set of elements common to two or more sets - [noun denoting group]

Samples where intersection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the set of red hats is the intersection of the set of hats and the set of red things

Synonyms for intersection in the sense of this definition

(intersection is a kind of ...) a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used

"a set of books" "a set of golf clubs" "a set of teeth"

Definition 6: a point or set of points common to two or more geometric configurations - [noun denoting shape]

(intersection is a kind of ...) (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols

"the set of prime numbers is infinite"

(... is a kind of intersection ) the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero

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