n 1: a point where lines intersect [syn: intersection, intersection point, point of intersection] 2: a junction where one street or road crosses another [syn: intersection, crossroad, crossway, crossing, carrefour] 3: a point or set of points common to two or more geometric configurations 4: the set of elements common to two or more sets; "the set of red hats is the intersection of the set of hats and the set of red things" [syn: intersection, product, Cartesian product] 5: a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena; "there was no overlap between their proposals" [syn: overlap, convergence, intersection] 6: the act of intersecting (as joining by causing your path to intersect your target's path)

nounDate: 1559 1. the act or process of intersecting 2. a place or area where two or more things (as streets) intersect 3.a. the set of elements common to two or more sets; especially the set of points common to two geometric configurations b. the operation of finding the intersection of two or more sets

n. 1 the act of intersecting. 2 a place where two roads intersect. 3 a point or line common to lines or planes that intersect. Derivatives: intersectional adj. Etymology: L intersectio (as INTERSECT)

Intersection In`ter*sec"tion, n. [L. intersectio: cf. F. intersection.] 1. The act, state, or place of intersecting. 2. (Geom.) The point or line in which one line or surface cuts another.

(intersections) An intersection is a place where roads or other lines meet or cross. ...at the intersection of two main canals....a busy highway intersection.= junction N-COUNT: oft N of/with n