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Pronunciation:  di'sekshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  cutting so as to separate into pieces
  2. [n]  detailed part-by-part critical analysis or examination as of a literary work
  3. [n]  a minute and critical analysis

DISSECTION is a 10 letter word that starts with D.


 See Also: analysis, analysis, analytic thinking, cut, cutting



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dis*sec"tion\, n. [Cf. F. dissection.]
1. The act of dissecting an animal or plant; as, dissection
   of the human body was held sacrilege till the time of
   Francis I.

2. Fig.: The act of separating or dividing for the purpose of
   critical examination.

3. Anything dissected; especially, some part, or the whole,
   of an animal or plant dissected so as to exhibit the
   structure; an anatomical so prepared.

{Dissection wound}, a poisoned wound incurred during the
   dissection of a dead body.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: analysis, analyzation, anatomizing, anatomy, assay, assaying, breakdown, breaking down, breaking up, breakup, criticism, critique, diaeresis, division, docimasy, examination, gravimetric analysis, inspection, proximate analysis, quantitative analysis, reduction to elements, resolution, review, scrutiny, segmentation, semimicroanalysis, separation, subdivision