# Dictionary Definition

bisect v : cut in half or cut in two; "bisect a
line"

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Pronunciation

- Rhymes: -ɛkt

### Verb

- To cut or divide into two parts.
- To divide an angle, line segment, or other figure into two equal parts.

### Noun

# Extensive Definition

Bisection is the general activity of dividing
something into two parts.

Bisect may mean:

- bisection, in geometry, dividing something into two equal parts
- bisection of earthworms to study regeneration
- bisect (philately), the use of postage stamp halves
- bisection method, in mathematics, a root-finding algorithm
- bisector (music)
- Genital bisection, in medicine the splitting of penis

# Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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