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Meaning of bisect

bi•sect

Pronunciation: (v.bī-sekt', bī'sektn.bī'sekt), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to cut or divide into two equal or nearly equal parts.
  2. to cut or divide into two equal parts: to bisect an angle.
  3. to intersect or cross: the spot where the railroad tracks bisect the highway.
—v.i.
  1. to split into two, as a road; fork: There's a charming old inn just before the road bisects.
—n.
  1. Also calleda portion of a stamp, usually half, used for payment of a proportionate amount of the face value of the whole stamp.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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