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dissect Explained

dissect at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[daı'sekt]

dissect at Interlingua => English Of Explained:

dissect-see dissecar

dissect at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T] [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Latin; Origin: dissectus, from secare 'to cut']//
1 to cut up the body of a dead animal or person in order to study it:
2 to examine something carefully in order to understand it: --books in which the lives of famous people are dissected//
3 to divide an area of land into several smaller pieces: --fields dissected by small streams// -- dissection/-sek[hA35D][hA368]n/ n [U and C] //

dissect at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

28 Moby Thesaurus words for "dissect":
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

dissect at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Disjunction): disjunction, disconnection, disunity, disunion, disassociation, disengagement, discontinuity, abstraction, isolation, separateness, disjecta membra , dispersion, apportionment, separation, parting, detachment, segregation, divorce, caesura, break, fracture, division, subdivision, rupture, dismemberment, dislocation, severance, scission, rescission, laceration, disruption, section, resection, cleavage, fission, fissure, breach, rent, split, rift, crack, slit, incision, dissection, decomposition.

[V] (Disjunction): {break into parts}: cut, incise, saw, snip, nib, nip, cleave, rive, rend, slit, split, splinter, chip, crack, snap, break, tear, burst, rend, rend asunder, wrench, rupture, shatter, crunch, chop, cut up, rip up, hack, hew, slash, whittle, lacerate, mangle, gash, hash, slice, cut up, dissect, anatomize, take to pieces, disintegrate, dismember, disband, disperse,

[N] (Decomposition): decomposition, analysis, dissection, resolution, catalysis, dissolution, corruption, uncleanness, dispersion, disjunction, disintegration.

[V] (Decomposition): decompose, decompound, analyze, disembody, dissolve, resolve into its elements, separate into its elements, electrolyze{Chem}, dissect, decentralize, break up, disperse, unravel, unroll, crumble into dust.

dissect at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb [VN]
1 to cut up a dead person, animal or plant in order to study it:
The biology students had to dissect a rat. * dissecting instruments
2 to study sth closely and/or discuss it in great detail:
Her latest novel was dissected by the critics.
3 to divide sth into smaller pieces, areas, etc:
The city is dissected by a network of old canals.
dissection noun [U, C]:
anatomical dissection * Your enjoyment of a novel can suffer from too much analysis and dissection.

dissect at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb [VN]
1 to cut up a dead person, animal or plant in order to study it:
The biology students had to dissect a rat. * dissecting instruments
2 to study sth closely and/or discuss it in great detail:
Her latest novel was dissected by the critics.
3 to divide sth into smaller pieces, areas, etc:
The city is dissected by a network of old canals.
dissection noun [U, C]:
anatomical dissection * Your enjoyment of a novel can suffer from too much analysis and dissection.

Dissect at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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 an animal or a
plant, for examination and to show their structure and
relations; to anatomize.

dissect at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

dissect
v 1: cut open or cut apart; "dissect the bodies for analysis"
2: 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" [syn: {analyze}, {analyse}, {break down}, {take
apart}] [ant: {synthesize}]

dissect at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » lang=la|dissecare||to cut asunder, cut up, from Inter: term » lang=la|dis-||asunder + Inter: term » lang=la|secare||to cut; see Inter: term » section.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /dɪˈsɛkt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /dI"sekt/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /dɪˈsɛkt/|/daɪˈsɛkt/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɛkt

    Verb

    Inter: en-ver » b

  • Inter: transitiv » e To study an animal's anatomy by cutting it apart; to perform a necropsy or an autopsy.
    1. Inter: transitiv » e To study a plant or other organism's anatomy similarly.
    2. Inter: transitiv » e To analyze an idea in detail by separating it into its parts.
    3. Inter: transitive » anatomy|surgery To separate muscles, organs, and so on without cutting into them or disrupting their architecture.
    4. : Now dissect the triceps away from its attachment on the humerus.
    5. Inter: transitive » pathology Of an infection or foreign material, following the fascia separating muscles or other organs.

      Derived terms

      * dissection

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » to study a dead animal's anatomy by cutting it apart

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|правя дисекция
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|dissecar
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|pitvat
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|dissekere
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|ontleden
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|disséquer
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|sezieren
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ανατέμνω|tr=anatémno

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|kryfja
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|dissecare
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|przeprowadzić sekcję
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|dissecar
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|diseca
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|анатомировать|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|вскрывать|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|препарировать|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|disecar


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to analyze an idea in detail by separating it into its parts
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|dissecar
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|анализировать|tr=|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|проводить анализ|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|разбирать критически|sc=Cyrl


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1
    • Inter: R:OneLoo » k


    Translation: ar » dissect
    Translation: cy » dissect
    Translation: et » dissect
    Translation: el » dissect
    Translation: fa » dissect
    Translation: fr » dissect
    Translation: ko » dissect
    Translation: io » dissect
    Translation: kn » dissect
    Translation: hu » dissect
    Translation: ml » dissect
    Translation: my » dissect
    Translation: pl » dissect
    Translation: fi » dissect
    Translation: sv » dissect
    Translation: ta » dissect
    Translation: te » dissect
    Translation: vi » dissect
    Translation: zh » dissect