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  • v. Present participle of dissect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Dividing or separating the parts of an animal or vegetable body.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to, or received during, a dissection.
  • adj. Used for or in dissecting


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  • The first is what we call dissecting the prosecution's case, going through every reason that Detective Grogan had for being suspicious of Scott Peterson and putting his own spin on it, explaining, well, you really should not have been suspicious because you could look at it this way.

    CNN Transcript Sep 29, 2004

  • Before I begin dissecting the first round, I want to say that I suspect we'll see some of the best playoff action in years, certainly the best in all of my years in the NHL.

    Intriguing postseason lies ahead; here's how the first round will go

  • Senate Republicans have objected to what they see as Diamond's limited experience in dissecting the inner workings of the national economy.

    Federal Reserve Board Gets Two New Members

  • I do think that for this to happen, a poet may sometimes need help in dissecting what is fundamentally flawed in their poetic practice, and how to move from this awareness to creating art that manages to move the poetry from one plain to the next.

    Reading my Old Poems : Kwame Dawes : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • The Communist empire collapsed under its own inefficiency, and in dissecting the cooling body of the former empire, we know that a lot of what worried us so was a big show for our benefit.

    The Next Big Threat

  • Unlike many of his earlier telecasts, Wadkins was critical of players 'mistakes, and he was not shy in dissecting their errors. - Masters finish compensates for morning shutout

  • Gruden was so thorough in dissecting the beast he created — he even played the role of Gannon in practice — that John Lynch was moved to say, "It felt like we had played the game before we played it." - Most important Buc? Gruden

  • Beadle and E. Tatum (co-winner with Beadle of the Nobel Prize) and colleagues at Stanford were then successful in dissecting the biochemical pathways that are involved in the synthesis of vitamins and many amino acids in that organism.

    Thomas Hunt Morgan and His Legacy

  • This consists in dissecting the small vessel to the level of its implantation in a larger trunk and in resecting the patch of the wall of this trunk which surrounds the mouth of the small artery.

    Alexis Carrel - Nobel Lecture

  • Getting so wrapped up in dissecting these semantic missteps just distracts from the bigger lies and manipulations - like today’s disclosure that Justice Department staff unanimously found that DeLay’s Texas redistricting was a violation of the Voting Rigths Act - a finding overruled by Bush political appointees in Justice.

    Think Progress » Embedded TIME Reporter: Bush Lied In Speech Yesterday About Iraqi Security Forces


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