# Bisect

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## Definition of the noun bisect

What does bisect mean as a name of something?

**noun**

- [
*geometry*] A bisector, which divides into two equal parts. - [
*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

- cut in half or cut in two

### Alternative definition of the verb bisect

**verb**

- To cut or divide into two parts.
- [
*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.

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## Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bisect

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### The Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

The mark used for each wire * to bisect is a luminous disc, known by the name of
Ramsden's ghost, from its being only the image of a luminous point without
substance, occasioned by a contracted aperture of a tube, fixed at the remote fide
of* ...

### 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* ...

### 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

* Bisect means to divide any thing into two equal parts*. 97. Trisect is to divide any
thing into three equal parts. 98. Inscribe, to draw one figure within another, so that
all angles, of the inner figure touch either the angles, sides, or plane, of the ...

### A Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1816)

by George Gregory

* Bisect means to divide any thing into two cqual parts*. 97. Trisect is to divide any
thing into three cqual parts. 98. Inscribe, to draw one figure within another, so that
all angles of the inner figure touch either the angles, sides, or planes, of the ...

### 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
...

### British Encyclopedia (1821)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

On a regular polygon to circumscribe a circle, or to circumscribe a regular
polygon upon a circle; **bisect** two of the angles of the given polygon, A and B, (fig.
15.) by the right lines, A F, B. F.; and on the point F, where they mect with the
radius, ...

### 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
...

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

by Alexander Jamieson

**Bisect** e G in
f, and with the radius fe, or f G, describe the semicircle e CG, cutting the tangent ...

### Henley's Encyclopaedia of Practical Engineering and Allied Trades ... (1906)

**Bisect** these
chords, and the point of intersection of the bisecting lines is the centre of the
circle.

### Encyclopaedia Britannica (1823)

Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature, Enlarged and Improved

**bisect**. each. other. at. right. angles. being. given. by. position,. to. describe. an.
ellipse. of. which. these. may. be. the. two. axes. First Method. By a Mechanical
Description. Fig. $6. Let A a, B b be the transverse and conjugate axes, and C the
...

### Mathematical Dictionary and Cyclopedia of Mathematical Science, etc (1857)

by Charles DAVIES (LL.D., and PECK (William Guy)), William Guy PECK

**Bisect** the angle between these lines by the rule
already given. and pass a plane through the bisecting line. and the edge of the
angle, ...

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## Scrabble value of B_{3}I_{1}S_{1}E_{1}C_{3}T_{1}

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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