What is cutting?

  • (noun): Cutting away parts to create a desired shape.
    Synonyms: carving
    See also — Additional definitions below


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 (see water jet cutter).

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Some articles on cutting:

Canadian Cutting Horse Association - Canadian Cutting Horse
... The CCHA promotes a type of horse called the Canadian cutting horse, which includes all horses used for the sport of cutting in Canada ...
Tools Commonly Used For Cutting
... Abrasive saw Axe Blade Bandsaw Chainsaw Circular saw Cutting tool (machining) Diamond blade Diamond tool Drill bit Fingernail File Front teeth Glass cutter Grater Hacksaw Hand saw Hole saw Knife Laser Machete Meat slicer Mezzaluna Milling cutter Miter saw Nail clipper Nibbler Pizza cutter Plasma cutter Razor blade Saw Scalpel Scissors Switchblade Sword Tool bits Water jet cutter. ...
Machinability - Other Materials
... This creates heat that builds up in the cutting zone, which degrades the tool life and locally melts the plastic ... Once the plastic melts, it just flows around the cutting edge instead of being removed by it ... Machinability can be improved by using high lubricity coolant and keeping the cutting area free of chip build up ...
Sonning Cutting Railway Accident
... The Sonning Cutting railway accident occurred during the early hours of 24 December 1841 in the Sonning Cutting through Sonning Hill, near Reading, Berkshire ... Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads station entered Sonning Cutting ... Recent heavy rain had saturated the soil in the cutting causing it to slip, covering the line on which the train was travelling ...
Laminated Glass - Cutting
... Plastic interlayers in laminated glass make its cutting difficult ... There is an unsafe practice of cutting both sides separately, pouring a flammable liquid such as denatured alcohol into the crack, and igniting it to melt the interlayer to separate the pieces ... Special purpose laminated cutting tables Vertically-inclined saw frames A blowlamp or hot air blower ...

More definitions of "cutting":

  • (noun): The division of a deck of cards before dealing.
    Example: "The cutting of the cards soon became a ritual"
    Synonyms: cut
  • (noun): The act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge.
    Synonyms: cut
  • (noun): A piece cut off from the main part of something.
  • (adj): Suitable for cutting or severing.
    Example: "A cutting tool"; "the cutting edge"
  • (noun): The act of cutting something into parts.
    Example: "His cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
    Synonyms: cut
  • (noun): A part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting.
    Synonyms: slip
  • (adj): Unpleasantly cold and damp.
    Synonyms: bleak, raw
  • (noun): The act of diluting something.
    Example: "The cutting of whiskey with water"
    Synonyms: thinning
  • (noun): The activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film.
    Synonyms: film editing
  • (noun): The act of shortening something by cutting off the ends.
    Synonyms: cut, cutting off
  • (adj): (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character.
    Example: "Cutting remarks"
    Synonyms: edged, stinging

Famous quotes containing the word cutting:

    Simply because our times are complex, does it follow that our parenting must also be? Must we reject the common sense that what worked so well in the past just because our times are high-tech? We live in such fear of being called “old-fashioned” that we are cutting ourselves off from that which is proven.
    Fred G. Gosman (20th century)

    I feel no more like a man now than I did in long skirts, unless it be that enjoying more freedom and cutting off the fetters is to be like a man. I suppose in that respect we are more mannish, for we know that in dress, as in all things else, we have been and are slaves, while man in dress and all things else is free.
    Amelia Bloomer (1818–1894)

    The cutting of heads is become so much a la mode, that one is apt to feel of a morning whether their own is on their shoulders.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)