Definition of dissect
dissectorplay \-ˈsek-tər\ noun
Examples of dissect in a Sentence
We dissected a frog in science class.
She dissected each point of his argument.
We dissected the poem in class.
The city is dissected by a network of highways.
Recent Examples of dissect from the Web
Magic dissected the lane to find his shot — or uncork a bullet pass to a cutting Kareem or James Worthy.
In the story, Caleb acts as a director of the Goldberg family, directing them to dissect the course of events, moment by moment, until everything that is told meets his expectations.
To dissect a novel (the tragedy of The Goldfinch or pretentiousness of Private Citizens) is to peek into someone’s interior life ten minutes into meeting them.
Spencer Kornhaber dissects allegations that the singer’s Nobel lecture may have lifted from SparkNotes.
The Bears offense put on a show in their 17-10 victory over the unseeded Raiders, dissecting Cretin-Derham Hall’s stifling defense seemingly at will.
CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC spend much of their prime-time hours dissecting President Donald Trump’s every move and people on all sides of the political spectrum can’t seem to get enough.
Seeing Double—Spencer Kornhaber and Sophie Gilbert dissect the seventh episode of the HBO show’s third and final season.
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Synonym Discussion of dissect
DISSECT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dissect for English Language Learners
: to cut (a plant or dead animal) into separate parts in order to study it
: to study or examine (something) closely and carefully
: to divide (something) into parts
DISSECT Defined for Kids
Definition of dissect for Students
: to cut or take apart especially for examination We dissected a flower in science class.
Medical Definition of dissect
: to cut so as to separate into pieces or to expose the several parts of (as an animal or a cadaver) for scientific examination; specifically : to separate or follow along natural lines of cleavage (as through connective tissue) dissect out the regional lymph nodes a dissecting aneurysm
intransitive verb: to make a medical dissection
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