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English Dictionary: dissect by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
dissect
v
  1. cut open or cut apart; "dissect the bodies for analysis"
  2. make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features; "analyze a specimen"; "analyze a sentence"; "analyze a chemical compound"
    Synonym(s): analyze, analyse, break down, dissect, take apart
    Antonym(s): synthesise, synthesize
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dissect \Dis*sect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dissected}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Dissecting}.] [L. dissectus, p. p. of dissecare; dis-
      + secare to cut. See {Section}.]
      1. (Anat.) To divide into separate parts; to cut in pieces;
            to separate and expose the parts of, as an animal or a
            plant, for examination and to show their structure and
            relations; to anatomize.
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