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intersection

noun [C]  /ˈɪn·tərˌsek·ʃən/ us  
geometry a point or set of points where two lines, planes, etc., cross algebra An intersection is a group of items that belong to two different sets. An intersection is a place where streets meet or cross each other: Times Square is one of New York’s busiest intersections.
Translations of “intersection”
in Korean 교차로…
in Arabic تَقاطُع…
in Portuguese cruzamento…
in Catalan intersecció, encreuament…
in Japanese 交差点…
in Italian incrocio (di strade)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 線, (兩條線的)相交, 交點…
in Russian перекресток…
in Turkish kavşak, kesişme noktası…
in Chinese (Simplified) 线, (两条线的)相交, 交点…
in Polish skrzyżowanie…
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