What is intersection?

  • (noun): A point or set of points common to two or more geometric configurations.
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "intersection":

  • (noun): The act of intersecting (as joining by causing your path to intersect your target's path).
  • (noun): The set of elements common to two or more sets.
    Example: "The set of red hats is the intersection of the set of hats and the set of red things"
    Synonyms: product, cartesian product
  • (noun): A representation of common ground between theories or phenomena.
    Synonyms: overlap, convergence

Famous quotes containing the word intersection:

    You can always tell a Midwestern couple in Europe because they will be standing in the middle of a busy intersection looking at a wind-blown map and arguing over which way is west. European cities, with their wandering streets and undisciplined alleys, drive Midwesterners practically insane.
    Bill Bryson (b. 1951)

    If we are a metaphor of the universe, the human couple is the metaphor par excellence, the point of intersection of all forces and the seed of all forms. The couple is time recaptured, the return to the time before time.
    Octavio Paz (b. 1914)