Definitions for: Dissect

[v] 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"
[v] cut open or cut apart; "dissect the bodies for analysis"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

2. To analyze, for the purposes of science or criticism; to
divide and examine minutely.

This paragraph . . . I have dissected for a sample.

Synonyms: analyse, analyze, break down, take apart

Antonyms: synthesise, synthesize

See Also: anatomise, anatomize, botanise, botanize, cut, parse, vivisect

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