# Bisect

## Definition of the noun bisect

What does bisect mean as a name of something?

noun

1. [geometry] A bisector, which divides into two equal parts.
2. [philately] An envelope, card, or fragment thereof showing an affixed cut half of a regular issued stamp, over which one or more postal markings have been applied. Typically used in wartime when normal lower rate stamps may not be available.

## Definition of the verb bisect

What does bisect mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: bisected | bisecting | bisects

1. cut in half or cut in two
• example: bisect a line
• lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
• more generic word: cut = separate with or as if with an instrument

### Alternative definition of the verb bisect

verb

1. To cut or divide into two parts.
2. [geometry] To divide an angle, line segment, or other figure into two equal parts.

## Explanation

Bisect a.k.a. Bisects and splits refer to postage stamps that have been cut in part, most commonly in half, but also other fractions, and postally used for the proportionate value of the entire stamp, such as a two cent stamp cut in half and used as a one cent stamp. When stocks of a certain stamp ran out, postmasters sometimes resorted to cutting higher denominated stamps in half, vertically or diagonally, thus obtaining two "stamps" each representing half of the original monetary value, or "face" value, of the uncut stamp. The general public also resorted to this practice, sometimes pursuant to official or tacit permission and sometimes without any express authorization.

## Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bisect

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### Elements of Geometry, After Legendre (1881)

With a Selection of Geometrical Exercises, and Hints for the Solution of the Same by Charles Scott Venable, Adrien Marie Legendre

To bisect means in Geometry to divide into two equal parts. The line which divides an angle into two equal parts, is called the bisectrix of that angle. ' PROPOSITION XXI. Theorem. 1. Any point, M, on the bisectrix, AD, of an angle ...

### The Cyclopædia (1819)

Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature by Abraham Rees

The mark used for each Wire to bisect is a luminous disc, know'n by the name of Ranzsdenfflr g/Jost, from its being only the inzage of a luminous point without substance, occasioned by a contracted aperture of a tube, fixed at the remote side ...

### True Briton (1852)

A Weekly Magazine of Amusement and Instruction

An industrious bisect is a 4ee--=the preparation from malt and hops is beer. «3» We keep our boer in a butt — but spread our bread with butler. To augment a number is to add — but a venemous reptile is an adder. A short narrative is a tale ...

### The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1856)

France - Gra

To bisect a given straight line AB ; that is, to divide it into two equal parts. Fig. 93. From the points A and B as centres, with any radius greater than the half of AB, describe arches, cutting each other in D ...

### The Mathematics Dictionary (1992)

by R.C. James, Glenn James

Binomial Bisect binomial expansion. The expansion given by the binomial theorem. binomial formula. The formula given by the binomial theorem. binomial series. A binomial expansion which contains infinitely many terms. That is ...

### London encyclopaedia; or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature and practical mechanics (1829)

comprising a popular view of the present state of knowledge by Thomas Tegg

Draw any chord A B, and A, bisect it with the perpendicular C D ; bisect C D in O, and O will be the centre of the circle. For if the centre is in C D, it must be in O, the middle of it. If it is not in C D ...

### The Portable Encyclopaedia: Or, A Dictionary of the Arts and Sciences (1831)

On the Basis of Dr. Gregory's Comprehending the Latest Improvements in Every Branch of Useful Knowledge by James Mitchell

Draw the line B d, and it will bisect the angle ...

### A Dictionary of Mechanical Science, Arts, Manufactures, and Miscellaneous Knowledge (1829)

by Alexander Jamieson

Bisect e G inf, and with the radius/e, or/G, describe the semicircle eCG, cutting the tangent and the circle in C, it will be the point required. Fig. II. Fig. 12. Prob. 11, fig . 13.— Given three points A, B, C, not in a straight line, to draw a circle through ...

### Mathematical Dictionary and Cyclopedia of Mathematical Science (1872)

Comprising Definitions of All the Terms Employed in Mathematics - an Analysis of Each Branch, and of the Whole, as Forming a Single Science by Charles Davies

U required to bisect. With C as a centre, and any radius, as CB, describe an arc of a circle limited by the sides of the angle in the points Band A. Then with any radius greater than one half of AB, and from B and A as centres, construct arcs of ...

### The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

and is bisected by it at G 5 and as CQ bisects all lines which are parallel to KL, and are terminated by the hyperbola, it will bisect the area PQR. Let the equal areas PQG, RQG be taken from the equal triangles PCG, RCG, and there will remain ...

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