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bi·sect

bisect

 
 
pronunciation:
baI sekt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: bisects, bisecting, bisected
definition 1: to cut or split into two equal parts.
We learned how to bisect an angle in math class.
synonyms:
halve
similar words:
divide, split
definition 2: to cut across or intersect.
The bike path bisected the park.
synonyms:
cross, intersect
derivations: bisectional (adj.), bisectionally (adv.), bisection (n.)
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The word bisect contains the following parts:
bi-, bin- Latin prefix that means two, twice, double
synonyms:
du, duo, di-2, diplo-
 
sect Latin root that means to cut
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