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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v intersect meet at a point
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Detroit policeman William L. Potts is credited with inventing the modern street traffic light in 1920. He worked out an electric light system that allowed him to control three street intersections from one tower He picked the red, yellow and green because railroads used them.
    • v. i Intersect To cut into one another; to meet and cross each other; as, the point where two lines intersect .
    • v. t Intersect To cut into or between; to cut or cross mutually; to divide into parts; as, any two diameters of a circle intersect each other at the center. "Lands intersected by a narrow frith
      Abhor each other."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In one of the central intersections of the resort town of Pompeii destroyed in A.D. 79 by Mt. Vesuvius is a replica of the male genitalia, imbedded in and made of cobblestones. The image is approximately three feet wide by three feet long, and points the way to a house of prostitution. The walls of the house are still decorated with picture of the various specialties of the ladies employed there.
    • intersect To cut or divide into parts; lie or pass across: as, the ecliptic intersects the equator.
    • intersect To cut apart; separate by intervening.
    • intersect To cut into one another; meet and cross each other; have, as two geometrical loci, one or more points in common: as, intersecting lines. In the ordinary language of geometry a curve and its tangent are not said to intersect, but in a more careful use of language they no doubt would be said to do so. See extract under intersection, 2.
    • n intersect In geometry, a point of intersection.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Intersect in-tėr-sekt′ to cut between or asunder: to cut or cross mutually: to divide into parts
    • v.i Intersect to cross each other
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  • Albert Einstein
    “Thought is the organizing factor in man, intersected between the causal primary instincts and the resulting actions.”
  • Rebecca West
    “There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illusion. There are intersecting monologues, that is all.”
  • Hermann Hesse
    “One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. intersectus, p. p. of intersecare, to intersect; inter, + secare, to cut. See Section


In literature:

It has several harbours, and is intersected by considerable valleys of a fertile appearance.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 13" by Robert Kerr
The outlaws just beat him to the mouth of the intersecting gulch.
"Mavericks" by William MacLeod Raine
All China was intersected with canals at a period when none existed in Europe.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
The counters are in two lengths, and are adjusted by wedges at the points where they intersect the braces.
"Instructions on Modern American Bridge Building" by G. B. N. Tower
This province is intersected by three rivers which have their sources in the Andes, the San Juan, the Mendoza, and the Tunujan.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 5" by Robert Kerr
Up to this point a continuous core of metal has been left at the intersection of the two pairs of webs.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 819" by Various
At the equinox this cone is converted into a plane, which, in a vertical plane, intersects the straight line A B.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 810, July 11, 1891" by Various
The electric lamp overhead was just sputtering into light as he moved toward her out of an intersecting street.
"A Hoosier Chronicle" by Meredith Nicholson
This ground was intersected by a very tortuous dry nullah bed, on the banks of which tea was very abundant.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
On the north-east of the sea, Hermon rises very grand, intersected with many ravines full of snow.
"The Biography of Robert Murray M'Cheyne" by Andrew A. Bonar
Afterwards passed through some wooded ravines, and over an extensive marsh intersected with brooks.
"Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849" by William O. S. Gilly
The pedestrian paused at the intersection of two busy cross streets.
"More Toasts"
The point of intersection locates the center.
"A Course In Wood Turning" by Archie S. Milton and Otto K. Wohlers
I crossed a number of intersecting streets, met children, nice-looking women, and more than one dusty-booted man.
"The Rustlers of Pecos County" by Zane Grey
And where them two numbers intersect on the chart, there's your fire, boy.
"The Lookout Man" by B. M. Bower
The wood was intersected with paths, but only a few of them led right through it.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
They were settled in a rich and fertile plain, intersected by many canals.
"The Bible Period by Period" by Josiah Blake Tidwell
Next to a naval force, horse seems to be the most capable of protecting a country so intersected by waters.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Nearly a hundred lines of omnibuses and tramways in Paris intersect each other in every direction.
"The Harris-Ingram Experiment" by Charles E. Bolton
Mathews looked after him, as, opening a side gate that led to a foot-path that intersected the park, he vanished from his sight.
"Mark Hurdlestone" by Susanna Moodie

In poetry:

"For different pathways evermore decreed
To intersect, but not to interfere;
For common goal, two aspects, and one speed,
One centre and one year;
"Honours -- Part I" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

An Internet petition campaign by a nearby resident has Madison County planning to install a turn lane at a deadly intersection on Old Monrovia Road where a female pedestrian was killed about a month ago.
Lead vocalist of the metal band OTEP recently kicked some major ass at the Intersection this past week, and Halloween is today.
Last spring Jonas Stone had a seizure at the intersection of First Avenue and Marion Street.
Young adults at the intersection of media and business.
In Damascus's Umayyad Mosque, Roman paganism, Christianity, and Shiite and Sunni Islam all intersect.
Pinellas Trail users can look forward to one more overpass to help them make it through a tough intersection.
Charlene Deherrera tried to drive her SUV through a flooded intersection.
Police say that the robbery occurred at the intersection of 76th Street and Bergenline Avenue.
Transportation and Tech Intersect as UNGA Gridlock Hits NYC.
Come next year, MDOT plans to give the road a fresh pavement, better intersections and upgraded traffic signals, but it will take months of construction to get there.
Saying their daughter and two grandchildren were in an accident at the intersection of U-111 and Old Bingham Highway.
There isn't a memorial anymore at the quiet intersection near a vast cornfield and a family restaurant, the site of an accident that forever changed Shelly Mealer's life.
The Race and Fair streets intersection is now a three-way stop.
View full size Joanne Berger DuMound/Sun News This intersection near Grindstone Elementary School will change to help traffic flow and safety.
Two Wichita children are safe after their mother was found out in a stopped car at an intersection early Wednesday morning.

In science:

Thus the intersection number of ˜L∞ will become positive and all other intersection numbers remain negative, so a Morrow configuration cannot be reached.
Rational polynomials of simple type
The G-normality is clearly preserved since the exceptional divisors do not intersect and any intersection of ˆEk on ˆX induces an intersection of Ek on X .
McKay correspondence for elliptic genera
Locally at every point of the intersection, Z and X g,h intersect normally, since the normal spaces to Z g,h inside Z and X g,h have different characters.
McKay correspondence for elliptic genera
Indeed the pullbacks of the same component Di via different pro jections are group translates of each other and certainly intersect and are nontrivially permuted by the isotropy group of any such intersection point that lies on the main diagonal X ⊆ X n .
McKay correspondence for elliptic genera
Then the line l connecting p1 and p2 does not intersect l1 and either intersects X0 in two points or belongs to X0 . (C) Indeed, if v ∈ ImA, then we can find f such that dim Im(A + v · f ) < 2.
Hermitian Characteristics of Nilpotent Elements
If an intersection of (right) cosets is nonempty then it is a (right) coset modulo the intersection of the relevant subgroups.
Transitive simple subgroups of wreath products in product action
If dim Y = 1, then the intersection matrix (Ei · Ej ) is negative definite by the property of very exceptionality and semi-negativity of the intersection matrix in fibers of X → Y .
On Zariski decomposition problem
The absorber S near the ball center w (Fig. 7) is either a two-RW star S = B ∨ B, where the two strands are independent and mutually-intersecting, or a two-SAW star S = P ∧ P, made of two non-intersecting SAW’s.
Conformal Fractal Geometry and Boundary Quantum Gravity
Let us recall the notation A ∧ B for two random sets required to traverse, without mutual intersection, the annulus D (r, R) from the inner boundary circle of radius r to the outer one at distance R, and A ∨ B for two independent, thus possibly intersecting, sets .
Conformal Fractal Geometry and Boundary Quantum Gravity
Then, as the union of intersecting segments is a segment and the union of intersecting ranges is a range, A ∪ B is a block.
The enumeration of simple permutations
P m chance ‘intersect’ r t 0 (1) does, it could possibly increase the training error ξl, and thus in a possible further training the intersecting hyperplane P 0 j (i) could, for example, 3−i .
On Interference of Signals and Generalization in Feedforward Neural Networks
Hence the same holds for R ]n, 2n] and we conclude that we do not need to know anything about V — with very large probability, R ]n, 2n] does not intersect V and we need to investigate only its intersections with R[0, n].
Excited random walk in three dimensions has positive speed
If any γt self-intersects at s1 and s2, with s1 < s2, we replace it by a new path, still denoted by γt, obtained by staying at γt(s1 ) for s ∈ [s1, s2 ]; this procedure is repeated until all self-intersections of γt have been eliminated.
KIDs are non-generic
As SL ∈ Supp(µβ ), the intersection Pβ = Q∩SL is necessarily nonempty, and this intersection supports µβ .
Grade of Membership Analysis: One Possible Approach to Foundations
However, the latter problem is notoriously difficult and is, up to the best of our knowledge, open in the precision we would need in the present paper. (However, compare to interesting and deep work on self-intersections and mutual intersections by X.
Annealed deviations of random walk in random scenery