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Definition of bisect verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bisect

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//baɪˈsekt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//baɪˈsekt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bisect
BrE BrE//baɪˈsekt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//baɪˈsekt//
 
he / she / it bisects
BrE BrE//baɪˈsekts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//baɪˈsekts//
 
past simple bisected
BrE BrE//baɪˈsektɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//baɪˈsektɪd//
 
past participle bisected
BrE BrE//baɪˈsektɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//baɪˈsektɪd//
 
-ing form bisecting
BrE BrE//baɪˈsektɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//baɪˈsektɪŋ//
 
 
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bisect something (specialist) to divide something into two equal parts A busy road bisects the village. A circle is bisected by its diameter. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from bi- ‘two’ + Latin sect- (from secare ‘to cut’).
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