from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cut or divide into two parts, especially two equal parts.
- intransitive v. To split; fork.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cut or divide into two parts.
- v. To divide an angle, line segment, or other figure into two equal parts.
- n. A bisector, which divides into two equal parts.
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cut or divide into two parts.
- transitive v. To divide into two equal parts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cut or divide into two parts; specifically, in geometry, to cut or divide into two equal parts.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cut in half or cut in two
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And to use it, you create a haystack that is a mylist object, then pass it to a recursive function that'll call bisect () def chop_bisect_object (needle, haystack): while True: head, tail = haystack. bisect () try: if needle
Tribal leaders say the road, which is in the early stages of construction, would bisect their reservation in Bolivia's eastern Amazon lowlands.
Between Central Station down near the River Clyde and sloping up towards Sauchiehall Street lies half a square mile of a dozen streets that meet and bisect each other in a grid of Georgian architectural splendour.
France is going to cop another pounding as (from my reading) the Iron Curtain will bisect La Belle France.
Mathematics tends to bisect people into either fascination or annoyance.
The 500,000th signature, appropriately, was from a Nebraskan, pointing out that the only independent study of the pipeline that would bisect her state showed it would yield a paltry 1400 temporary jobs, not the bonanza big oil keeps promising.
I don't see painting/video/dance/graphics etc as pigeon holes they all bisect each other.
All the Egyptians or whoever would need is 25 miles to bisect the country.
The transformation is obvious along the new, multilane roads that bisect fields in the Baigou suburbs, where developers are turning farmland into factories and malls.
The club has opposed the light-rail line, which would bisect its 100-year-old golf course.