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DISSECT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dissect mean? 

DISSECT (verb)
  The verb DISSECT has 2 senses:

1. cut open or cut apart
2. make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features

  Familiarity information: DISSECT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISSECT (verb)


Sense 1dissect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cut open or cut apart

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

dissect the bodies for analysis

Hypernyms (to "dissect" is one way to...):

cut (separate with or as if with an instrument)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dissect"):

vivisect (cut (a body) open while still alive)

anatomise; anatomize (dissect in order to analyze)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2dissect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

break down; analyze; dissect; analyse; take apart

Context examples:

analyze a specimen / analyze a sentence / analyze a chemical compound

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dissect"):

parse (analyze syntactically by assigning a constituent structure to (a sentence))

botanise; botanize (collect and study plants)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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