What does Cutting mean?
Definitions for Cutting
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Cutting.
film editing, cuttingnoun
the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
the act of cutting something into parts
"his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
a piece cut off from the main part of something
clipping, newspaper clipping, press clipping, cutting, press cuttingnoun
an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine
"he searched through piles of letters and clippings"
removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape
the division of a deck of cards before dealing
"he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal"; "the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual"
the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge
"his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"
the act of diluting something
"the cutting of whiskey with water"; "the thinning of paint with turpentine"
cut, cutting, cutting offadjective
the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends
"the barber gave him a good cut"
cutting, edged, stingingadjective
(of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character
"cutting remarks"; "edged satire"; "a stinging comment"
bleak, cutting, rawadjective
unpleasantly cold and damp
"bleak winds of the North Atlantic"
cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinatingadjective
painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
"a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain"
The action of the verb to cut.
How many different cuttings can this movie undergo?
A section removed from the larger whole.
A newspaper clipping.
A leaf, stem, branch, or root removed from a plant and cultivated to grow a new plant.
An abridged selection of written work, often intended for performance.
The actor had to make his cutting shorter to fit the audition time.
The editing of film or other recordings.
Self-harm; the act of cutting one's own skin.
A narrow passage, dug for a road, railway or canal to go through.
That is used for cutting.
I need some sort of cutting utensil to get through this shrink wrap.
Of remarks, criticism, etc., potentially hurtful.
The director gave the auditioning actors cutting criticism.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A piece cut off; a chop.
Etymology: from cut.
The burning of the cuttings of vines, and casting them upon land, doth much good. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 667.
Many are propagated above ground by slips or cuttings. John Ray.
Cutting is the separation or opening of a physical object, into two or more portions, through the application of an acutely directed force. Implements commonly used for cutting are the knife and saw, or in medicine and science the scalpel and microtome. However, any sufficiently sharp object is capable of cutting if it has a hardness sufficiently larger than the object being cut, and if it is applied with sufficient force. Even liquids can be used to cut things when applied with sufficient force (see water jet cutter).
the act or process of making an incision, or of severing, felling, shaping, etc
something cut, cut off, or cut out, as a twig or scion cut off from a stock for the purpose of grafting or of rooting as an independent plant; something cut out of a newspaper; an excavation cut through a hill or elsewhere to make a way for a railroad, canal, etc.; a cut
adapted to cut; as, a cutting tool
chilling; penetrating; sharp; as, a cutting wind
severe; sarcastic; biting; as, a cutting reply
Cutting is the separation of a physical object, or a portion of a physical object, into two or more portions, through the application of an acutely directed force. Implements commonly used for cutting are the knife and saw, or in medicine and science the scalpel and microtome. However, any sufficiently sharp object is capable of cutting if it has a hardness sufficiently larger than the object being cut, and if it is applied with sufficient force. Even liquids can be used to cut things when applied with sufficient force. Cutting is a compressive and shearing phenomenon, and occurs only when the total stress generated by the cutting implement exceeds the ultimate strength of the material of the object being cut. The simplest applicable equation is stress = force/area: The stress generated by a cutting implement is directly proportional to the force with which it is applied, and inversely proportional to the area of contact. Hence, the smaller the area, the less force is needed to cut something.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The adjusting of a cask or spar, or turning it round.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cutting is ranked #10026 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Cutting surname appeared 3,213 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Cutting.
86.4% or 2,777 total occurrences were White.
8.7% or 280 total occurrences were Black.
1.9% or 63 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.8% or 60 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.5% or 19 total occurrences were Asian.
0.4% or 14 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Cutting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3701
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Cutting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2024
Rank popularity for the word 'Cutting' in Nouns Frequency: #2246
The numerical value of Cutting in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Cutting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of Cutting in a Sentence
I'm not going to get flipped out by all the horrible things that could happen. I think Chipotle is cutting-edge.
We have seen how in Europe low-cost airlines such as Ryanair have dropped routes to low-margin secondary cities and started to fly to major airports in an attempt to move upmarket, at the same time, cost-cutting businesses, particularly small and medium sized firms, have eagerly embraced low-cost air travel.
It’s been a little bit of a perfect storm, people are cutting out of their positions where they’ve been long and wrong ... a lot of people are running for a small door and prices get pushed to much more extreme levels than they would otherwise.
Unless order book growth picks up, factories will inevitably soon turn to cutting jobs in order to bring capacity down in line with weaker demand.
Solar energy will also improve people’s quality of life by cutting their spending on kerosene and firewood.
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Translations for Cutting
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- рязане, сечене, монтажBulgarian
- mordaçCatalan, Valencian
- Steckling, Schneiden, Ableger, SenkreisGerman
- recorte, esquejeSpanish
- decoupage, taleaItalian
- wycinek, montaż, przecięcie, sadzonka, cięcie, uszczypliwyPolish
- вырезка, резание, монтаж, выдержка, черенок, режущий, нарезание, резка, закройка, рубкаRussian
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