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bisect

bi·sect

bisect

 
pronunciation:
baI sekt
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: bisected, bisecting, bisects
definition 1: to cut or split into two equal parts.
We learned how to bisect an angle in math class.
synonyms:
halve
similar words:
divide, split
definition 2: to cut across or intersect.
The bike path bisected the park.
synonyms:
cross, intersect
derivations: bisectional (adj.), bisectionally (adv.), bisection (n.)
Word Parts
The word bisect contains the following parts:
sect Latin root that means to cut