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
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Two days in a row, the president and first lady Melania Trump failed to connect when Trump reached out to grab his wife’s hand — interactions that were replayed in slow-motion and endlessly dissected online.
There was almost too much historical context to dissect, and so James did what his instincts told him to do.
Industry writers and critics dissected the game upon its release.
Its very form has been summarily inspected and quite literally dissected .
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Origin and Etymology of dissect
Latin dissectus, past participle of dissecare to cut apart, from dis- + secare to cut — more at saw
First Known Use: 1598
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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