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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. cutting so as to separate into pieces;

2. a minute and critical analysis;

3. detailed critical analysis or examination one part at a time (as of a literary work);

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dissection \Dis*sec"tion\, n. [Cf. F. dissection.] 1. The act of dissecting an animal or plant; as, dissection of the human body was held sacrilege till the time of Francis I. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: The act of separating or dividing for the purpose of critical examination. [1913 Webster] 3. Anything dissected; especially, some part, or the whole, of an animal or plant dissected so as to exhibit the structure; an anatomical so prepared. [1913 Webster] Dissection wound, a poisoned wound incurred during the dissection of a dead body. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

28 Moby Thesaurus words for "dissection": analysis, analyzation, anatomizing, anatomy, assay, assaying, breakdown, breaking down, breaking up, breakup, criticism, critique, diaeresis, division, docimasy, examination, gravimetric analysis, inspection, proximate analysis, quantitative analysis, reduction to elements, resolution, review, scrutiny, segmentation, semimicroanalysis, separation, subdivision