Definition of intersection noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈsekʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈsekʃn//
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  1. 1[countable] (North American English or formal, British English) a place where two or more roads, lines, etc. meet or cross each other Traffic lights have been placed at all major intersections. It is a busy intersection, almost invariably clogged with traffic. The accident occurred at the intersection of Mulholland Drive with Canyonback Road.
  2. 2[uncountable] the act of intersecting something
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin intersectio(n-), from intersecare, from inter- ‘between’ + secare ‘to cut’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: intersection