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Meaning & Definition of Intersection in English

English

Intersection

/ɪntərsɛkʃən/

noun

1. A point where lines intersect

    synonym:
  • intersection
  • ,
  • intersection point
  • ,
  • point of intersection

2. A junction where one street or road crosses another

    synonym:
  • intersection
  • ,
  • crossroad
  • ,
  • crossway
  • ,
  • crossing
  • ,
  • carrefour

3. A point or set of points common to two or more geometric configurations

    synonym:
  • intersection

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"
    synonym:
  • intersection
  • ,
  • product
  • ,
  • Cartesian product

5. A representation of common ground between theories or phenomena

  • "There was no overlap between their proposals"
    synonym:
  • overlap
  • ,
  • convergence
  • ,
  • intersection

6. The act of intersecting (as joining by causing your path to intersect your target's path)

    synonym:
  • intersection

Examples of using

The accident happened at that intersection.
The intersection where the accident happened is near here.
An accident took place at the intersection.