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cutting meaning and definition

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Definition of cutting (noun)

  1. the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
  2. a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
  3. the act of cutting something into parts
    • "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
    • synonyms: cut
  4. a piece cut off from the main part of something
  5. an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine
  6. removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape
  7. 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"
    • synonyms: cut
  8. the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge
    • "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"
    • synonyms: cut
  9. the act of diluting something
    • "the cutting of whiskey with water"; "the thinning of paint with turpentine"
    • synonyms: thinning
  10. the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends

CUTTING adjective

Definition of cutting (adjective)

  1. (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character
    • "cutting remarks"; "edged satire"; "a stinging comment"
    • synonyms: edged, stinging
  2. unpleasantly cold and damp
    • "bleak winds of the North Atlantic"
    • synonyms: bleak, raw
  3. painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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