To reduce or divide into two components
- cut-in half or cut-in two
- To cut or divide into two parts.
- To divide into two equal components.
"to cut in two," 1640s, from contemporary Latin bisectus, from Latin bi- "two" (see bi-) + secare "to cut" (see part (n.)). Relevant: Bisected; bisecting.
(v. t.) To reduce or divide into two parts.
- (v. t.) To divide into two equal components.
To construct the parabola when the focus and directrix are given, draw the axis CD and bisect CF at G, which gives the vertex.