bisect

[ verb bahy-sekt, bahy-sekt; noun bahy-sekt ]SEE DEFINITION OF bisect
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We must bisect as far as may be, but the division is after all to be into limbs, not parts.

In addition they learned how to bisect and trisect the angle.

After bisecting the Antiphasis, you can proceed to bisect each of the sections; and so on.

Bisect its short edges and rule a line connecting these points.

Now we do some more of that bisecting; this time we bisect EC at F.

Then will come a moment in which the first circle will meet the second; will it enter and bisect it?

At length he rose and climbed on, presently turning at a right-angle to bisect the strip to its boundary before he paused to rest.

A straight line twenty feet in length should bisect the circle to separate the territory for the players.

For a design plan like Sketch A, bisect the semi-diameters and connect these points.

Indeed, it is possible that we might then assume to bisect an angle by imagining the plane folded like a piece of paper.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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