Meaning of “dissect” in the English Dictionary

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"dissect" in British English

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dissectverb [ T ]

uk /daɪˈsekt/ /dɪˈsekt/ us /daɪˈsekt/ /dɪˈsekt/

(Definition of “dissect” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dissectverb [ T ]

us /dɪˈsekt, dɑɪ-/

to cut apart the body of an animal or plant in order to study its structure:

We had to dissect a frog in our biology class.

To dissect is also to examine something in detail:

The more experts dissect his tax revision plan, the more inconsistencies turn up.

(Definition of “dissect” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)