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[in-ter-sek-shuh n] /ˌɪn tərˈsɛk ʃən/

a place where two or more roads meet, especially when at least one is a major highway; junction.
any place of intersection or the act or fact of intersecting.

/ˌɪntəˈsɛkʃən; ˈɪntəˌsɛk-/
a point at which things intersect, esp a road junction
the act of intersecting or the state of being intersected


“act or fact of crossing,” 1550s, from Middle French intersection (14c.) and directly from Latin intersectionem (nominative intersectio) “a cutting asunder, intersection,” noun of action from past participle stem of intersecare “intersect, cut asunder,” from inter- “between” (see inter-) + secare “to cut” (see section). Originally a term in geometry; meaning “crossroads” is from 1864.


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