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Meaning of DISSECT

Pronunciation:  di'sekt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features; "analyze a specimen"; "analyze a sentence"; "analyze a chemical compound"
  2. [v]  cut open or cut apart; "dissect the bodies for analysis"
 

DISSECT is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: analyse, analyze, break down, take apart
 
 Antonyms: synthesise, synthesize
 
 See Also: anatomise, anatomize, botanise, botanize, cut, parse, vivisect

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis*sect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dissected}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Dissecting}.] [L. dissectus, p. p. of dissecare; dis-
+ secare to cut. See {Section}.]
1. (Anat.) To divide into separate parts; to cut in pieces;
   to separate and expose the parts of, as an animal or a
   plant, for examination and to show their structure and
   relations; to anatomize.



2. To analyze, for the purposes of science or criticism; to
   divide and examine minutely.

         This paragraph . . . I have dissected for a sample.
                                               --Atterbury.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: analyze, anatomize, assay, break down, break up, carve, cleave, cut, decompose, dichotomize, disjoin, disjoint, dissever, divide, part, penetrate, pierce, probe, reduce, reduce to elements, resolve, segment, separate, sever, slice, split, subdivide, sunder
 

 

 

 

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