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bisect

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Verb (transitive)
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bi=sect

CIDE DICTIONARY

bisectv. t. [L. bis twice + secare, sectum, to cut.].
  •  To cut or divide into two parts.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To divide into two equal parts.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

bisect, v.tr. divide into two (strictly, equal) parts.

Derivative
bisection n. bisector n.
Etymology
BI- + L secare sect- cut

THESAURUS

bisect

amputate, average, ax, bifurcate, branch, butcher, by two, carve, chop, cleave, cut, cut away, cut in two, cut off, dichotomize, dimidiate, dissever, divide, double, excise, fission, fissure, fold, fork, gash, hack, halve, hew, in half, incise, jigsaw, lance, middle, pare, prune, ramify, rend, rive, saw, scissor, sever, slash, slice, slit, snip, split, split in two, subdivide, sunder, tear, transect, whittle

ROGET THESAURUS

bisect

bisection

VB bisect, halve, divide, split, cut in two, cleave dimidiate, dichotomize, go halves, divide with, separate, fork, bifurcate, branch off, out, ramify.


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