meaning of bisect

bisect meaning in General Dictionary

To reduce or divide into two components

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  • cut-in half or cut-in two
  • To cut or divide into two parts.
  • To divide into two equal components.

bisect meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"to cut in two," 1640s, from contemporary Latin bisectus, from Latin bi- "two" (see bi-) + secare "to cut" (see part (n.)). Relevant: Bisected; bisecting.


bisect meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To reduce or divide into two parts.

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  • (v. t.) To divide into two equal components.

Sentence Examples with the word bisect

To construct the parabola when the focus and directrix are given, draw the axis CD and bisect CF at G, which gives the vertex.

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