intersection

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n intersection the act of intersecting (as joining by causing your path to intersect your target's path)
    • n intersection a junction where one street or road crosses another
    • n intersection a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena "there was no overlap between their proposals"
    • n intersection a point where lines intersect
    • n intersection 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"
    • n intersection a point or set of points common to two or more geometric configurations
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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.
    • Intersection The act, state, or place of intersecting.
    • Intersection (Geom) The point or line in which one line or surface cuts another.
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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.
    • n intersection The act of intersecting; a cutting or dividing, or cutting across: as, the intersection of a map by lines of latitude and longitude.
    • n intersection A place of crossing; specifically, a point common to two lines or a line and a surface, or a line common to two surfaces: as, a house at the intersection of two roads; the intersection of two geometrical lines or figures.
    • n intersection In logic, the relation of two classes each of which partly excludes and partly includes the other.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Intersection intersecting:
    • n Intersection (geom.) the point or line in which two lines or two planes cut each other
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Quotations

  • Albert Einstein
    Albert%20Einstein
    “Thought is the organizing factor in man, intersected between the causal primary instincts and the resulting actions.”
  • Rebecca West
    Rebecca%20West
    “There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illusion. There are intersecting monologues, that is all.”
  • Hermann Hesse
    Hermann%20Hesse
    “One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. intersectio,: cf. F. intersection,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. inter, between, secāre, sectum, to cut.

Usage

In literature:

A topsy-turvy sign at the intersection announced that Wade Street was ahead.
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
The streets intersect each other at right angles, as do those of most American towns.
"A Ramble of Six Thousand Miles through the United States of America" by S. A. Ferrall
It was all intersected with pools and rivulets of clear water.
"The Silent Isle" by Arthur Christopher Benson
To add to our perplexities, innumerable streams intersected this forest, which always brought us Europeans to a complete standstill.
"A Narrative of a Nine Months' Residence in New Zealand in 1827" by Augustus Earle
France was intersected with them for centuries.
"A Walk from London to John O'Groat's" by Elihu Burritt
There were numerous small roads, intersecting the great road at right angles.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
The country in the neighbourhood is very hilly, and intersected by deep narrow valleys or ravines.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1." by J Lort Stokes
The latter was intersected by creeks that could be traced by the mangrove fringe which marked their course.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 2" by John Lort Stokes
Within this circle a vertical line, a horizontal line, and two oblique lines, all intersecting each other.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
Strangely it had no intersecting canyons.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
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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:

At the intersection of marketing and the social web.
Crossing guard Darleene Hoag waves to a passing car after the driver shouted a happy birthday to her early Friday morning at the intersection of Amalfi and Turtle Rock in Irvine.
This coming spring, the Ohio Department of Transportation will replace two culverts under US 224 near the intersection of Stymie Road in Poland Township.
The site of the proposed Hotel Indigo at the intersection of Hall Street and Garland Street in the Warehouse District.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to pass a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children stood in the cold at an intersection holding a sign warning people about idiots.
In honor of tomorrow nights Wayland show at the intersection I thought, let's bring back Wayland with their latest single and have them take on Deadwood Stone.
Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.
Have a question about bad roads, dangerous intersections or other driving-related matters.
Portside West is a mobile home neighborhood off of Beach Blvd near the intersection at Hodges Blvd.
There was a time when Haight and Ashbury used to be much more than an intersection.
Visitors to the 2012 Biggest Block Party Ever fill the intersection of Fourth and Washington streets FILE PHOTO.
Art, Mind And Brain Intersect In Kandel's Vienna.
Lives intersect on deadly stretch of Fla. Sign out Welcome.
It is for that intersection of solutions that HealthLeaders Media convened 28 health system and hospital chief financial officers from across the nation at the HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange earlier this fall in La Jolla, CA.
Where Music, Dance and Art Music Intersect PDF Print E-mail.
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In science:

Intersection points of λ with the generators aj , bj are in one-to-one correspondence with intersection points of λ with the sides aj , bj of P D g ,n and therefore with elements τ ∈ CPerm(λ) satisfying, respectively, LF(τ ) = aj and LF(τ ) = bj .
Dual generators of the fundamental group and the moduli space of flat connections
We can either assign two intersections with opposite intersection numbers to the starting point of ai or one with positive intersection number to the endpoint and one with negative intersection number to the starting point.
Dual generators of the fundamental group and the moduli space of flat connections
Again, there is an ambiguity in the graphical assignment of the intersection points of bj with itself, which can be either drawn as two intersection points at the starting point of bj or one at the starting point and one at the endpoint.
Dual generators of the fundamental group and the moduli space of flat connections
Note that in contrast to the situation for the generators aj , bj there is no ambiguity in assigning the intersection points of mi with itself since we required that one of the two intersection points lies at the starting point and one at the endpoint of mi .
Dual generators of the fundamental group and the moduli space of flat connections
In the graphical procedure the intersection points of λ with mi , aj , bj are obtained by decomposing it into its factors and removing those intersection points of the starting or endpoint of a generator mi , aj , bj which occur both on a segment tyk p and psyk+1 with opposite intersection numbers.
Dual generators of the fundamental group and the moduli space of flat connections
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