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Dictatorships do cut down on rape, and pillage, not to mention sexual harassment, by the simple expedient of sending people to labour camps for life or cutting off their hands without a trial.
Barbara Amiel

Meaning of "cutting" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CUTTING

cutting  [ˈkʌtɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CUTTING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cutting can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CUTTING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cutting

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.

Definition of cutting in the English dictionary

The first definition of cutting in the dictionary is a piece cut off from the main part of something. Other definition of cutting is a method of vegetative propagation in which a part of a plant, such as a stem or leaf, is induced to form its own roots. Cutting is also a part separated for this purpose.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CUTTING


clearcutting
ˈklɪəˌkʌtɪŋ
cost-cutting
ˈkɒstkʌtɪŋ
doughnutting
ˈdəʊˌnʌtɪŋ
jutting
ˈdʒʌtɪŋ
nutting
ˈnʌtɪŋ
outjutting
ˈaʊtˌdʒʌtɪŋ
overcutting
ˌəʊvəˈkʌtɪŋ
put-putting
ˈpʌtˌpʌtɪŋ
putting
ˈpʌtɪŋ
rutting
ˈrʌtɪŋ
shortcutting
ˈʃɔːtˌkʌtɪŋ
stonecutting
ˈstəʊnˌkʌtɪŋ
strutting
ˈstrʌtɪŋ
tutting
ˈtʌtɪŋ
unshutting
ʌnˈʃʌtɪŋ
uppercutting
ˈʌpəkʌtɪŋ
woodcutting
ˈwʊdkʌtɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CUTTING

cuttable
Cuttack
cuttage
cutter
cutties
cutting board
cutting compound
cutting edge
cutting grass
cutting horse
cutting room
cutting-edge
cutting-out scissors
cuttingly
cuttle
cuttlebone
cuttlefish
cutty
cutty grass

WORDS THAT END LIKE CUTTING

acting
admitting
batting
betting
chatting
committing
emitting
fitting
formatting
knitting
letting
permitting
plotting
setting
sitting
spitting
splitting
spotting
submitting
transmitting
upsetting

Synonyms and antonyms of cutting in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CUTTING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cutting» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cutting

Translation of «cutting» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CUTTING

Find out the translation of cutting to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cutting from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cutting» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

切片
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

recorte
570 millions of speakers

English

cutting
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

काटने
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قُصَاصَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вырезка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

artigo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কাটা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

coupure
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memotong
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ausschnitt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

切り抜き
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

절단
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nglereni
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bài báo cắt ra
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெட்டும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कापून
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kesim
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ritaglio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wycinek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вирізка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tăietură
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τομή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sny
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

stickling
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

klipping
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cutting

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CUTTING»

The term «cutting» is very widely used and occupies the 4.864 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CUTTING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cutting

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10 QUOTES WITH «CUTTING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cutting.
1
Barbara Amiel
Dictatorships do cut down on rape, and pillage, not to mention sexual harassment, by the simple expedient of sending people to labour camps for life or cutting off their hands without a trial.
2
Diane Arbus
The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.
3
Darren Aronofsky
Now there is so much expertise and brainpower it's hard to be at the cutting edge of what's cool and not do something that's totally geeky.
4
Michael Berryman
That includes not cutting down the rain forest, and stop polluting the ocean because once we kill the coral reefs and the rain forest, this earth is toast.
5
Nina Blackwood
Absolute 80's is three hours of mainstream 80's music. I also do New Wave Nation that is more cutting edge. It is more punk stuff from the 70's to the 90's.
6
Hart Bochner
Certainly as an actor, half of your work is not going to end up on the screen anyway, because in the editorial process, they need to cut to the other actor in the scene. Very often, your best work ends up on the cutting room floor, because it just doesn't work with the overall narrative drive of the story.
7
Terry Brooks
In bad weather, I spent hours drawing action figures on paper, coloring them, backing them on cardboard, then cutting them out and creating whole stories around their lives.
8
Helen Gurley Brown
You name it, we're out there with the latest and the best cutting edge.
9
Hannibal Buress
I did a 'Last Comic Standing' audition in 2006, where you're just performing for three people in a comedy club, in a big comedy club, and I remember them cutting me off, asking about my name in the middle of one of my jokes. Yeah, it's just real weird when you're doing stand-up in that type of sterile, unnatural setting.
10
Carter Burwell
New Yorkers may think they're on some cutting edge, but that's not especially true. It is, however, the most exciting heterogeneous mess of a town I've ever seen.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CUTTING»

Discover the use of cutting in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cutting and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-mutilation
Provides a psychological profile of the self-mutilator, describes the circumstances under which the problem arises, and suggests possible treatments
Steven Levenkron, 1998
2
Paper Cutting Book: Contemporary Artists, Timeless Craft
This gorgeous volume features work from 26 contemporary international artists who are creating images of astonishing intricacy, using little more than paper and blade.
Laura Heyenga, 2011
3
Cutting Code: Software and Sociality
Cutting Code argues that analysis of code as a mosaic of algorithms, protocols, infrastructures, and programming conventions offers valuable insights into how contemporary social formations invent new kinds of personhood and new ways of ...
Adrian Mackenzie, 2006
4
Cutting for Stone
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Abraham Verghese, 2009
5
Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear
New for this edition is the inclusion of colour to help students recognize the different sections of the book and to enhance the garment illustrations?
Winifred Aldrich, 2009
6
Metric Pattern Cutting for Children's Wear and Babywear
This fourth edition of Metric Pattern Cutting for Children's Wear and Babywear now uses colour to differentiate the main groups of patterns and with its tried and tested layout is an essential purchase for students of fashion and design.
Winifred Aldrich, 2012
7
Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear
Since the first edition was published in 1980, Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear has become established as the standard work on this subject and has proved invaluable as both a textbook for students and a reference source for the ...
Winifred Aldrich, 2012
8
Metal Cutting
This book presents a comprehensive treatment of the subject that focuses on the features of the behavior of tool and work materials that influence the efficiency of metal cutting operations.
Edward Moor Trent, Paul Kenneth Wright, 2000
9
Metal Cutting Theory and Practice
Supplying complete, up-to-date information on machine tools, tooling, and workholding technologies, this second edition stresses a physical understanding of machining processes including forces, temperatures, and surface finish.
David A. Stephenson, John S. Agapiou, 2005
10
The Science and Engineering of Cutting: The Mechanics and ...
This is the only book available devoted to the cutting of materials generally, the mechanics of which (toughness, fracture, deformation, plasticity, tearing, grating, chewing, etc.) have wide ranging implications for engineers, medics, ...
Tony Atkins, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CUTTING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cutting is used in the context of the following news items.
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Microsoft is cutting 7800 jobs
As a result of Wednesday's layoffs, Microsoft will incur an impairment charge of $7.6 billion this quarter related to its Nokia acquisition. In 2014 ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
2
China stops shareholders from cutting stakes in next 6 months
BEIJING • China's securities regulator ordered shareholders with stakes of more than 5 percent from selling shares in the next six months in a ... «STLtoday.com, Jul 15»
3
Barclays dumped its boss for not cutting costs far or fast enough
The ultimate insult for a CEO is when the company's shares jump on news of your departure. That's what's happening at Barclays today, with ... «Quartz, Jul 15»
4
Cutting inheritance tax will be good news for a privileged few, bad …
Cutting inheritance tax will mean happy days for the top 10 per cent, ... While cutting it does nothing for those in the bottom 90%, it amounts to a ... «New Statesman, Jul 15»
5
Another giant company is cutting its ties with Donald Trump
Finding yourself a Donald Trump-branded shirt and tie had already gotten more difficult, since Macy's, his clothing line's biggest seller, recently ... «Quartz, Jul 15»
6
Companies, countries cutting business ties with Donald Trump
Companies, countries cutting business ties with Donald Trump. The Associated Press. Posted: 07/08/2015 09:01:51 AM MDT | Updated: 56 min. ago. Click photo ... «The Denver Post, Jul 15»
7
Cutting Greece Loose Might Be a Win-Win
If this difficulty can be overcome, cutting Athens loose may turn out to be the most politically feasible course for Europe's leaders. Rather than ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
8
20-year-old woman accused of cutting neck of Loveland man she …
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A 20-year-old woman is being held on a half-million-dollar bond after a man told police she cut his neck. «The Denver Post, Jul 15»
9
Anger at axe to grass cutting in Crieff graveyard
A council boss said he was “very concerned” to learn staff had been cutting grass at an overgrown churchyard and pledged to put a stop to it ... «The Courier, Jul 15»
10
U.S. Army to cut 40000 troops in cost-cutting measure
Army Cadets wait for U.S. President Barack Obama to speak about his decision to increase U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan by about 30,000 ... «UPI.com, Jul 15»

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