bisect

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bisect (third-person singular simple present bisects, present participle bisecting, simple past and past participle bisected)

  1. (transitive) To cut or divide into two parts.
    1. (transitive, geometry) To divide an angle, line segment, or other figure into two equal parts.
    2. (computing) To perform a binary search on files in source control in order to identify the specific change that introduced a bug etc.

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bisect (plural bisects)

  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.

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