HyperDic: dissect

English > 2 senses of the word dissect:
VERBcontactdissectcut open or cut apart
cognitiondissect, analyze, analyse, break down, take apartmake a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of
dissect > pronunciation
Rhymesabject ... wrecked: 66 rhymes with ehkt...
English > dissect: 2 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningcut open or cut apart.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"dissect the bodies for analysis"
Narroweranatomize, anatomisedissect in order to analyze
vivisectcut (a body) open while still alive
Broadercutseparate with or as if with an instrument
Spanishdisecar, diseccionar
Catalandissecar, disseccionar
Nounsdissectioncutting so as to separate into pieces
English > dissect: 2 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningmake a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsanalyze, analyse, break down, take apart
Narrowerbotanize, botaniseCollect and study plants
parseanalyze syntactically by assigning a constituent structure to (a sentence)
Oppositesynthesize, synthesisecombine so as to form a more complex, product
Nounsdissectiondetailed critical analysis or examination one part at a time (as of a literary work)
dissectiona minute and critical analysis

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