What does cutting mean?

Definitions for cutting
ˈkʌt ɪŋcut·ting

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. film editing, cuttingnoun

    the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film

  2. cutting, slipnoun

    a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting

  3. cut, cuttingnoun

    the act of cutting something into parts

    "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"

  4. cuttingnoun

    a piece cut off from the main part of something

  5. clipping, newspaper clipping, press clipping, cutting, press cuttingnoun

    an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine

    "he searched through piles of letters and clippings"

  6. carving, cuttingnoun

    removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape

  7. cut, cuttingnoun

    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"

  8. cut, cuttingnoun

    the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge

    "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"

  9. cutting, thinningnoun

    the act of diluting something

    "the cutting of whiskey with water"; "the thinning of paint with turpentine"

  10. cut, cutting, cutting offadjective

    the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends

    "the barber gave him a good cut"

  11. cutting, edged, stingingadjective

    (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character

    "cutting remarks"; "edged satire"; "a stinging comment"

  12. bleak, cutting, rawadjective

    unpleasantly cold and damp

    "bleak winds of the North Atlantic"

  13. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. cuttingnoun

    The action of the verb to cut.

    How many different cuttings can this movie undergo?

  2. cuttingnoun

    A section removed from the larger whole.

  3. cuttingnoun

    A newspaper clipping.

  4. cuttingnoun

    A leaf, stem, branch, or root removed from a plant and cultivated to grow a new plant.

  5. cuttingnoun

    An abridged selection of written work, often intended for performance.

    The actor had to make his cutting shorter to fit the audition time.

  6. cuttingnoun

    The editing of film or other recordings.

  7. cuttingnoun

    Self-harm; the act of cutting one's own skin.

  8. cuttingnoun

    A narrow passage, dug for a road, railway or canal to go through.

  9. cuttingadjective

    That is used for cutting.

    I need some sort of cutting utensil to get through this shrink wrap.

  10. cuttingadjective

    Of remarks, criticism, etc., potentially hurtful.

    The director gave the auditioning actors cutting criticism.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cuttingnoun

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. Cutting

    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).

ChatGPT

  1. cutting

    Cutting refers to the act or process of removing, separating, or shaping parts of a material, object or substance, typically using a sharp instrument like a knife, scissors, or a saw. It can also refer to a piece or segment that has been removed from the whole in this manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cutting

    of Cut

  2. Cuttingnoun

    the act or process of making an incision, or of severing, felling, shaping, etc

  3. Cuttingnoun

    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

  4. Cuttingadjective

    adapted to cut; as, a cutting tool

  5. Cuttingadjective

    chilling; penetrating; sharp; as, a cutting wind

  6. Cuttingadjective

    severe; sarcastic; biting; as, a cutting reply

Wikidata

  1. Cutting

    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

  1. cutting

    The adjusting of a cask or spar, or turning it round.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CUTTING

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cutting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3701

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cutting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2024

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cutting' in Nouns Frequency: #2246

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cutting in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cutting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of cutting in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Volek:

    The vast majority of adults in the U.S. (well over 100 million people) are consuming too many carbs relative to their tolerance, which is why low-fat diets don’t work for most people. A strong body of research demonstrates that cutting back on carbs is a safe, effective and sustainable approach to improving weight and metabolic health.

  2. President Obama:

    The United States is the most professional, most capable, most cutting-edge intelligence community in the world.

  3. Richard Holober:

    If it's a question of cutting corners, saving money, and increasing profits, which is often really the case, then it shouldn't bear a label that isn't honest and truthful, if a product says ‘Made in the USA' it should be genuinely made in the USA.

  4. Ken Bentsen:

    This re-proposal could make it harder to save for retirement by cutting access to affordable advice and limiting options for savers.

  5. Jaya Murthy:

    There are innovative minds and people all over the world that are coming up with solutions that can be game changers in terms of helping children to stay alive and realise their full potential, We need to be as open-minded as possible to continue to be on the cutting edge of new technological developments so that we can capitalise on them to accelerate the progress for children.

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