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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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