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English noun: intersection

1. intersection (cognition) a point where lines intersect


Synonymsintersection point, point of intersection


Broader (hypernym)point


Narrower (hyponym)metacenter, metacentre, vertex

2. intersection (artifact) a junction where one street or road crosses another


Synonymscarrefour, crossing, crossroad, crossway


Broader (hypernym)junction


Narrower (hyponym)corner, grade crossing, level crossing, street corner, turning point


Part meronymroad, route

3. intersection (shape) a point or set of points common to two or more geometric configurations


Broader (hypernym)set


Narrower (hyponym)origin

4. intersection (group) the set of elements common to two or more sets


SamplesThe set of red hats is the intersection of the set of hats and the set of red things.


SynonymsCartesian product, product


Broader (hypernym)set

5. intersection (cognition) a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena


SamplesThere was no overlap between their proposals.


Synonymsconvergence, overlap


Broader (hypernym)internal representation, mental representation, representation


Narrower (hyponym)crossroads, interface

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


Broader (hypernym)connection, connexion, joining









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