from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Botany Divided into many deep, narrow segments: dissected leaves.
  • adj. Geology Cut by irregular valleys and hills.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of dissect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Cut into several parts; divided into sections.
  • adj. Cut deeply into many lobes or divisions.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, deeply cut into numerous segments: applied to leaves, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib


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  • I'm rather flummoxed by the scientific terms dissected by the learned doctor.

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  • This isn't easy, being thrust into the public spotlight, and having your every turn of phrase dissected and commented on.

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  • From most of the teachers I know, either personally or through this blogging medium, I have learned that there is little regular interaction with other teachers where methods and means are examined and "dissected" for effectiveness.

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  • I think the think about this is they looked at the 63 cases over 10 years of people who did report, and kind of dissected those, and then turned around on the other side and said, well, there is this climate of fear, and there is probably a lot of people who didn't report them, but we don't know about that.

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