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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Bisection \Bi*sec"tion\, n. [Cf. F. bissection.] Division into two parts, esp. two equal parts.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"division in two," 1650s, noun of state from bisect. Related: Bisectional.


n. A division into two parts, especially into two equal parts


n. dividing into two equal parts


In geometry, bisection is the division of something into two equal or congruent parts, usually by a line, which is then called a bisector. The most often considered types of bisectors are the segment bisector (a line that passes through the midpoint of a given segment) and the angle bisector (a line that passes through the apex of an angle, that divides it into two equal angles).

In three-dimensional space, bisection is usually done by a plane, also called the bisector or bisecting plane.

Bisection (software engineering)

Bisection is a method used in software development to identify change sets that result in a specific behavior change. It is mostly employed for finding the patch that introduced a bug. Another application area is finding the patch that indirectly fixed a bug.

Usage examples of "bisection".

I ate and listened to them and felt the mental bisection that comes from smoking the strong marijuana the bargirls in Vietnam call Buddha Grass.

Even the round shape with its ten bisections showed the influence of a base-ten system.

Maybe tissue bisections will reveal wounds of that nature underneath some of the bites, but I doubt it.