IN MATH: 1. v. with lines or curves, to cross or have a point in common. EX. Line AB and line AC intersect at point A. 2. v. with sets, to perform the operation of intersection. EX. What's in this case? 2.

IN ENGLISH: 1. as defined above. EX. I'll meet you at noon where Main and Front intersect.

APPLICATION: (see list 230)

1. Find the intersection of: y = 2x + 4 and y = 3.

2. What's ?

IN MATH: 1. n. with sets, the operation which creates a new set containing only those elements common to the original sets. 2. n. with curves, the point(s) which the graphs have in common.EX. The point (-3,4) is the intersection of x = -3 and y = (-2/3)x + 2.

IN ENGLISH: 1. n. a place where streets cross. EX. see above illustration. 2. as defined above.

APPLICATION: (see list 230)

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