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-sect

  1. a combining form with the meaning “cut,” used in the formation of compound words bisect, dissect, exsect.
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Origin of -sect

< Latin sectus, past participle of secāre “to cut”
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British Dictionary definitions for -sect

-sect

combining form
  1. to cut or divide, esp into a specified number of partstrisect
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Word Origin

from Latin sectus cut, from secāre to cut; see saw 1
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