Bisect



to cut or divide into two equal or nearly equal parts.
Geometry. to cut or divide into two equal parts:
to bisect an angle.
to intersect or cross:
the spot where the railroad tracks bisect the highway.
to split into two, as a road; fork:
There’s a charming old inn just before the road bisects.
Also called split. Philately. a portion of a stamp, usually half, used for payment of a proportionate amount of the face value of the whole stamp.
Contemporary Examples

David’s Book Club: Pakistan, Between Mosque and Military David Frum April 22, 2012

Historical Examples

Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium Jessie H. Bancroft
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, November 3, 1920 Various
The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado Logan Marshall
The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 6 Various
Text Books of Art Education, Book IV (of 7) Hugo B. Froehlich
The Valiants of Virginia Hallie Erminie Rives
The Teaching of Geometry David Eugene Smith
Golden Days for Boys and Girls Various

verb
(transitive) (maths) to divide into two equal parts
to cut or split into two
v.
bisect
(bī’sěkt’, bī-sěkt’)
To cut or divide into two parts, especially two equal parts.

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