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DISSECTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dissection mean? 

DISSECTION (noun)
  The noun DISSECTION has 3 senses:

1. cutting so as to separate into pieces
2. a minute and critical analysis
3. detailed critical analysis or examination one part at a time (as of a literary work)

  Familiarity information: DISSECTION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISSECTION (noun)


Sense 1dissection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cutting so as to separate into pieces

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("dissection" is a kind of...):

cut; cutting (the act of cutting something into parts)


Sense 2dissection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A minute and critical analysis

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("dissection" is a kind of...):

analysis; analytic thinking (the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations)


Sense 3dissection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Detailed critical analysis or examination one part at a time (as of a literary work)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("dissection" is a kind of...):

analysis (an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole)


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