Definition of dissection noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dɪˈsekʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈsekʃn//
    ; BrE BrE//daɪˈsekʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//daɪˈsekʃn//
    [uncountable, countable]
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  1. 1the act of cutting up a dead person, animal or plant in order to study it anatomical dissection
  2. 2the act of studying something closely and/or discussing it in great detail Your enjoyment of a novel can suffer from too much analysis and dissection.