from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To dissect (an animal or other organism) to study the structure and relation of the parts.
- transitive v. To analyze in minute detail: "Pynchon is the devil who went beyond the grave to anatomize the remains of the modern soul” ( Josephine Hendin). See Synonyms at analyze.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To inspect or investigate by dissection.
- v. To scrutinize down to the most minute detail.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To dissect; to cut in pieces, as an animal vegetable body, for the purpose of displaying or examining the structure and use of the several parts.
- transitive v. To discriminate minutely or carefully; to analyze.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To dissect, as a plant or an animal, for the purpose of showing the position, structure, and relation of the parts; display the anatomy of.
- Figuratively, to analyze or examine minutely; consider point by point.
- In chem., to make an analysis of.
- To practise the art of dissection; pursue anatomy as an employment, a science, or an art.
- Also spelled anatomise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. analyze down to the smallest detail
- v. dissect in order to analyze
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