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bisect

bi·sect

bisect

 
pronunciation:
baI sekt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bisected, bisecting, bisects
definition 1: to cut or split into two equal parts.
synonyms:
halve
similar words:
divide, split
definition 2: to cut across or intersect, as a road by a railroad.
synonyms:
cross, intersect
similar words:
traverse
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to split in two directions, as a path or road; fork.
synonyms:
bifurcate, divide, fork, split
similar words:
branch, diverge, part, separate
derivations: bisectional (adj.), bisectionally (adv.), bisection (n.)
Word Parts
The word bisect contains the following parts:
sect Latin root that means to cut