from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or an instance of dissecting.
- n. Something that has been dissected, such as a tissue specimen under study.
- n. A detailed examination or analysis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of dissecting, or something dissected
- n. A minute and detailed examination or analysis
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of dissecting an animal or plant.
- n. Fig.: The act of separating or dividing for the purpose of critical examination.
- n. Anything dissected; especially, some part, or the whole, of an animal or plant dissected so as to exhibit the structure; an anatomical so prepared.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The operation of cutting open or separating into parts. Specifically
- n. The process of cutting into parts an animal or a plant, or a part of one, in such a way as to show its structure or to separate one or more of its organs or tissues for examination: as, the dissection of a dog; the dissection of a hand or a flower.
- n. The act of separating anything into distinct or elementary parts for the purpose of critical examination; treatment or consideration of something in detail or point by point.
- n. A segment; a division; a part.
- n. In botany, the condition of being dissected. See dissected.
- n. In geology, the erosion of a land-surface into numerous irregular valleys. See dissect, 4.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. detailed critical analysis or examination one part at a time (as of a literary work)
- n. a minute and critical analysis
- n. cutting so as to separate into pieces
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