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Meaning of cutting

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character;
             "cutting remarks"; "edged satire"; "a stinging comment"
             [syn: {cutting}, {edged}, {stinging}]
      2: unpleasantly cold and damp; "bleak winds of the North
         Atlantic" [syn: {bleak}, {cutting}, {raw}]
      3: 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" [syn: {cutting}, {keen}, {knifelike},
         {piercing}, {stabbing}, {lancinate}, {lancinating}]
      n 1: the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and
           putting them together to create a film [syn: {film
           editing}, {cutting}]
      2: a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant
         to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting [syn:
         {cutting}, {slip}]
      3: the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were
         skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
         [syn: {cut}, {cutting}]
      4: a piece cut off from the main part of something
      5: an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine; "he searched
         through piles of letters and clippings" [syn: {clipping},
         {newspaper clipping}, {press clipping}, {cutting}, {press
      6: removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern
         or shape [syn: {carving}, {cutting}]
      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" [syn: {cut},
      8: the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge;
         "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels" [syn:
         {cut}, {cutting}]
      9: the act of diluting something; "the cutting of whiskey with
         water"; "the thinning of paint with turpentine" [syn:
         {cutting}, {thinning}]
      10: the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends;
          "the barber gave him a good cut" [syn: {cut}, {cutting},
          {cutting off}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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