Synonyms for intersection

Grammar : Noun
Spell : in-ter-sek-shuhn
Phonetic Transcription : ˌɪn tərˈsɛk ʃən

Définition of intersection

Origin :
  • "act or fact of crossing," 1550s, from Middle French intersection (14c.) and directly from Latin intersectionem (nominative intersectio) "a cutting asunder, intersection," noun of action from past participle stem of intersecare "intersect, cut asunder," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + secare "to cut" (see section). Originally a term in geometry; meaning "crossroads" is from 1864.
  • noun crossroads
Example sentences :
  • Stephen reached the point of intersection, stood still and listened.
  • Extract from : « A Pair of Blue Eyes » by Thomas Hardy
  • I parked in the middle of an intersection, but I didn't think they'd mind.
  • Extract from : « Ten From Infinity » by Paul W. Fairman
  • Then bore the holes with a dowel-bit at the intersection of the lines, Fig. 263.
  • Extract from : « Handwork in Wood » by William Noyes
  • Cars were snarled up for blocks on either side of the intersection.
  • Extract from : « PRoblem » by Alan Edward Nourse
  • Alan found himself at an intersection, and wondered where he was to begin.
  • Extract from : « Starman's Quest » by Robert Silverberg
  • This we follow still eastward to its intersection with Rue des Archives.
  • Extract from : « The Story of Paris » by Thomas Okey
  • The arms of the cross are represented; their intersection is left in white.
  • Extract from : « Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895 » by Jesse Walter Fewkes
  • He kitty-cornered the intersection and pulled up alongside her.
  • Extract from : « The Servant Problem » by Robert F. Young
  • One morning we came face to face at the intersection of two paths.
  • Extract from : « A Struggle For Life » by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • Willie reached the intersection at almost the same time as the grocer's boy.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Wireless » by Lewis E. Theiss

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