dissect

  • 1 dissect — [v1] cut up; take apart anatomize, break up, cut, dichotomize, disjoin, disjoint, dislimb, dismember, dissever, divide, exscind, exsect, lay open, operate, part, prosect, quarter, section, sever, slice, sunder; concepts 98,176 Ant. connect, join …

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  • 2 Dissect — 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 dissect — index analyze, canvass, dichotomize, disjoint, examine (study), investigate, partition, probe …

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  • 4 dissect — c.1600, from L. dissectus, pp. of dissecare to cut to pieces (see DISSECTION (Cf. dissection)). Or perhaps a back formation from dissection. Related: Dissected; dissecting …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 dissect — *analyze, break down, resolve Analogous words: *scrutinize, examine, inspect: pierce, penetrate, probe (see ENTER) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 dissect — means ‘to cut into pieces’, not ‘to cut into two’; in other words, it is formed on the prefix dis , not di . The pronunciation is therefore di sekt, not diy sekt, although the second is often heard, probably under the influence of bisect …

    Modern English usage

  • 7 dissect — ► VERB 1) methodically cut up (a body, part, or plant) in order to study its internal parts. 2) analyse in great detail. 3) (dissected) technical divided into separate parts. DERIVATIVES dissection noun dissector noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 dissect — [di sekt′; ] also [dī sekt′, dī′sekt΄] vt. [< L dissectus, pp. of dissecare, to cut apart < dis , apart + secare, to cut: see SAW1] 1. to cut apart piece by piece; separate into parts, as a body for purposes of study; anatomize 2. to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Dissect — To cut apart or separate tissue as, for example, for anatomical study or in surgery. An artery is said to dissect when its wall is torn. * * * 1. To cut apart or separate the tissues of the body for study. 2. In an operation, to separate the… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 10 dissect — UK [dɪˈsekt] / US / US [daɪˈsekt] verb [transitive] Word forms dissect : present tense I/you/we/they dissect he/she/it dissects present participle dissecting past tense dissected past participle dissected 1) to cut the body of a dead person or… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 dissect — verb Etymology: Latin dissectus, past participle of dissecare to cut apart, from dis + secare to cut more at saw Date: 1598 transitive verb 1. to separate into pieces ; expose the several parts of (as an animal) for scientific ex …

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  • 12 dissect — dissectible, adj. dissector, n. /di sekt , duy /, v.t. 1. to cut apart (an animal body, plant, etc.) to examine the structure, relation of parts, or the like. 2. to examine minutely part by part; analyze: to dissect an idea. [1600 10; < L… …

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  • 13 dissect — verb /dɪˈsekt,dɪˈsekt,daɪˈsɛkt/ a) To study a dead animals anatomy by cutting it apart; to perform a necropsy or an autopsy. Now dissect the triceps away from its attachment on the humerus. b) To study a …

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  • 14 dissect — [[t]daɪse̱kt, dɪ [/t]] dissects, dissecting, dissected 1) VERB If someone dissects the body of a dead person or animal, they carefully cut it up in order to examine it scientifically. [V n] We dissected a frog in biology class. Derived words:… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 dissect — [dʌɪ sɛkt, dɪ ] verb 1》 methodically cut up (a body or plant) in order to study its internal parts. 2》 analyse in minute detail. Derivatives dissection noun dissector noun Origin C16: from L. dissect , dissecare cut up …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 dissect — v.tr. 1 cut into pieces. 2 cut up (a plant or animal) to examine its parts, structure, etc., or (a corpse) for a post mortem. 3 analyse; criticize or examine in detail. Derivatives: dissection n. dissector n. Etymology: L dissecare dissect (as… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 dissect — v. [L. dissecare, to cut open] 1. To divide or separate into parts; to cut into pieces for examination. 2. To analyze, to examine …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 18 Dissect — Разбивать набор на части (для печатания различными красками) …

    Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • 19 dissect — See bisect …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 20 dissect — Synonyms and related words: 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,… …

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