1. a point where lines intersect;

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2. a junction where one street or road crosses another;

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

4. 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"

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5. a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena;

- Example: "there was no overlap between their proposals"

[syn: overlap, convergence,

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

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Intersection \In`ter*sec"tion\, n. [L. intersectio: cf. F. intersection.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act, state, or place of intersecting. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) The point or line in which one line or surface cuts another. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

intersection n 1: a point where lines intersect [syn: intersection, intersection point, point of intersection] 2: a junction where one street or road crosses another [syn: intersection, crossroad, crossway, crossing, carrefour] 3: a point or set of points common to two or more geometric configurations 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" [syn: intersection, product, Cartesian product] 5: a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena; "there was no overlap between their proposals" [syn: overlap, convergence, intersection] 6: the act of intersecting (as joining by causing your path to intersect your target's path)Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

102 Moby Thesaurus words for "intersection": access, accord, accordance, affinity, agreement, aisle, alley, ambulatory, aperture, arcade, artery, assent, avenue, carrefour, channel, chiasma, chorus, cloister, cloverleaf, coherence, coincidence, colonnade, communication, compatibility, concert, concord, concordance, conduit, conformance, conformation, conformity, congeniality, congruence, congruency, congruity, connection, consistency, consonance, consort, cooperation, correspondence, corridor, covered way, cross section, crossing, crosspoint, crossroad, crosswalk, crossway, cruciation, decussation, defile, equivalence, exit, ferry, flyover, ford, gallery, grade crossing, harmony, inlet, interchange, intercrossing, intersecting, junction, lane, level crossing, oneness, opening, outlet, overcrossing, overlap, overpass, parallelism, pass, passage, passageway, peace, portico, railroad tunnel, rapport, rotary, self-consistency, symmetry, sync, synchronism, tally, timing, traffic circle, traject, trajet, transection, transversion, traversal, tunnel, undercrossing, underpass, uniformity, union, unison, unisonance, viaduct