- dis|sec|tion «dih SEHK shuhn, dy-», noun.1. the act of cutting apart an animal or plant, or any part of an animal or plant, in order to examine or study the structure: »
At Padua, the center of medical studies, the first public dissection (as opposed to occasional private autopsies which were performed whenever a person of consequence had died under mysterious circumstances) took place in 1341 (Erwin Panofsky).2. an animal, plant, etc., that has been dissected.3. Figurative. examination of something in detail or point by point; analysis: »
A dissection of your argument shows several inconsistencies.
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mi|cro|dis|sec|tion — «MY kroh dih SEHK shuhn», noun. dissection done under a microscope … Useful english dictionary
dis|cre´tion|al|ly — dis|cre|tion|al «dihs KREHSH uh nuhl», adjective. = discretionary. (Cf. ↑discretionary) –dis|cre´tion|al|ly, adverb … Useful english dictionary
dis|cre|tion|al — «dihs KREHSH uh nuhl», adjective. = discretionary. (Cf. ↑discretionary) –dis|cre´tion|al|ly, adverb … Useful english dictionary
dis|cerp|tion — «duh SURP shuhn», noun. the act of tearing apart into pieces; division into parts … Useful english dictionary
dis|cre|tion|ar|y — «dihs KREHSH uh NEHR ee; especially British dihs KREHSH uh nuhr ee», adjective. with freedom to decide or choose; left to one s own judgment: »The law gave the mayor certain discretionary powers. A discretionary account arises when an investor in … Useful english dictionary
dis|func|tion — «dihs FUHNGK shuhn», intransitive verb, noun. = dysfunction. (Cf. ↑dysfunction) … Useful english dictionary
dis|jec|tion — «dihs JEHK shuhn», noun. 1. the act of disjecting. 2. the fact or condition of being disjected … Useful english dictionary
dis|junc|tion — «dihs JUHNGK shuhn», noun. 1. the act of disjoining. 2. the state of being disjoined; separation. 3. Logic. a) the relation between the terms of a disjunctive proposition. b) a disjunctive proposition … Useful english dictionary
dis|rup|tion — «dihs RUHP shuhn», noun. 1. the act or process of breaking up; a splitting; bursting apart; shattering: »Arguments led to the disruption of their partnership. 2. the condition of being broken up; a being split: »There was a disruption of… … Useful english dictionary
dis|sen|tion — «dih SEHN shuhn», noun. = dissension. (Cf. ↑dissension) … Useful english dictionary