dis·sect /dɪˈsɛkt; &dɪvɪdɛ;daɪˈsɛkt, &dɪvɪdɛ;ˈdaɪˌ/
dis·sect /dɪsˈɛkt; daɪˈsɛkt, ˈdaɪˌ/ 及物動詞
Dis·sect v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dissected; p. pr. & vb. n. Dissecting.]
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.
2. To analyze, for the purposes of science or criticism; to divide and examine minutely.
This paragraph . . . I have dissected for a sample. --Atterbury.
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" [syn: analyze, analyse, break down, take
apart] [ant: synthesize]