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Anatomy - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Anatomy' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Anatomy [ n.]
- The art of dissecting, or artificially separating the different parts of any organized body, to discover their situation, structure, and economy; dissection.
- The science which treats of the structure of organic bodies; anatomical structure or organization.
- A treatise or book on anatomy.
- The act of dividing anything, corporeal or intellectual, for the purpose of examining its parts; analysis; as, the anatomy of a discourse.
- A skeleton; anything anatomized or dissected, or which has the appearance of being so.

Meaning of 'Anatomy' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . anatomy [ n]
Meaning (1):
- alternative names for the body of a human being
Example in sentence:
  • he has a strong physique;
  • Leonardo studied the human body;
  • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
Meaning (2):
- a detailed analysis
Example in sentence:
  • he studied the anatomy of crimes