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"intersect" in British English

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intersectverb

uk   /ˌɪn.təˈsekt/  us   /-t̬ɚ-/
[I or T] (of ​lines, ​roads, etc.) to ​cross one another: The ​roads intersect near the ​bridge. [T] to ​divide an ​area into ​smallerparts by ​crossing it with ​straightlines: The ​gardens are intersected by ​gravelpaths.
(Definition of intersect from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"intersect" in American English

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intersectverb

 us   /ˌɪn·tərˈsekt/
[I/T] to ​meet and go through or ​across: [T] Weaver ​Street intersects Palmer ​Avenue at the next ​corner. geometry (of a ​line or ​surface) To intersect is to cross at a ​point or set of ​points.
(Definition of intersect from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"intersect" in Business English

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intersectverb [I]

uk   us   /ˌɪntəˈsekt/
if two things intersect, they come together and have an ​effect on each other: intersect with sth We need to pinpoint the ​place where ​maximumachievableconservation intersects with the ​highestpotentialfinancialreturn.
(Definition of intersect from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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