From Middle French intersection, from Latin intersectiō.
intersection (plural intersections)
- The junction of two (or more) paths, streets, highways, or other thoroughfares.
- Any overlap, confluence, or crossover.
- 2015, James Lambert, “Lexicography as a teaching tool: A Hong Kong case study”, in Lan Li, Jamie McKeown and Liming Liu, editors, Dictionaries and corpora: Innovations in reference science. Proceedings of ASIALEX 2015 Hong Kong, Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, page 147:
- Within this melee of intersections between English and Cantonese, the students, being themselves bilingually fluent, were able to navigate with perfect ease in communicative contexts where the provenance of a certain term or expression matters little.
- (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).
- (set theory) The set containing all the elements that are common to two or more sets.
- (sports) The element where two or more straight lines of synchronized skaters pass through each other.
- (category theory) The pullback of a corner of monics.
- (junction of paths): crossroads
junction of two or more paths, etc
in set theory
two or more straight lines of synchronized skaters passing through each other
intersection f (plural intersections)
- “intersection”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.