intersection

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(astronomy) the equatorial coordinate specifying the angle, measured eastward along the celestial equator, from the vernal equinox to the intersection of the hour circle that passes through an object in the sky; usually expressed in hours and minutes and celestial longitude , RA , right ascension
one of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and the celestial sphere celestial pole , pole
Latin cross with a ring surrounding the intersection Celtic cross
intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X chiasm , chiasma , decussation
point of intersection by three or more lines concurrence
(geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone conic , conic section
intersection of two streets corner , street corner , turning point
intersection of two lines cross
sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object edge
closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it ellipse , oval
(geology) line determined by the intersection of a geological fault and the earth's surface fault line
intersection of a railway and a road on the same level; barriers close road when trains pass grade crossing , level crossing
(shipbuilding) the point of intersection between two vertical lines, one line through the center of buoyancy of the hull of a ship in equilibrium and the other line through the center of buoyancy of the hull when the ship is inclined to one side; the dist metacenter , metacentre
point of intersection node
point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero origin
triangle, intersection of three altitudes of orthocenter
plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the curve parabola
control of traffic by a policeman stationed at an intersection point duty
policeman stationed at an intersection to direct traffic pointsman
angle formed at the intersection of the arcs of two great circles spherical angle
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