Bézout’s theorem states sufficient conditions (transversality) such that the intersection product of two algebraic curves inside an ambient algebraic surface gives literally the number of points at which the curves intersect.

This is the origin of *intersection theory*, see there for more.

The refinement of Bézout’s theorem for non-transversally intersecting varieties is *Serre's intersection formula*

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