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    #1

    Difference between "intersect" and "transect"

    As posted.
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    Re: Difference between "intersect" and "transect"

    transect means to divide;
    intersect means cross together.

    check your dictionary~

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    Re: Difference between "intersect" and "transect"

    Welcome, dotkura.

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    Re: Difference between "intersect" and "transect"

    Quote Originally Posted by dotkura View Post
    transect means to divide;
    intersect means cross together.

    check your dictionary~
    Sorry, your reply still baffles me...
    I think ''sect'' definitely connects with the meaning of '' to cut''.
    So ''intersect'' must be cut across, which could me the same meaning with ''transect''.


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    Re: Difference between "intersect" and "transect"

    Transect = • verb cut across or make a transverse section in. • noun a straight line or narrow cross section along which observations or
    — ORIGIN from TRANS- + Latin secare ‘divide by cutting’

    Intersect = • verb
    1 divide (something) by passing or lying across it.
    2
    (of lines, roads, etc.) cross or cut each other.
    — ORIGIN Latin intersecare ‘cut, intersect’

    This is where a dictionary giving derivations is useful, though a Latin dictionary may also be needed. "Trans" is Latin for across; "Inter" is Latin for between/among/

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