Divide a quantity of information up into smaller parts, especially in order to analyse it more closely or in different ways.
- ‘Once the assembled reporters and pundits had finished slicing and dicing the speech, I thought, I would have my cartoon for the night.’
- ‘Today, data can be sliced and diced at lightening speeds and updated just as quickly.’
- ‘But some interesting things happened when I sliced and diced the data further.’
- ‘Last summer, McCormick & Co. controller Ken Kelly sliced and diced his financial statements in ways he had never before imagined.’
- ‘But this way of slicing and dicing the numbers seems inherently misleading.’
- ‘It should also be able to generate serial numbers, perform revision control, and slice and dice the captured data every which way you chose - on demand.’
- ‘The categories can be sliced and diced indefinitely, creating a dazzling array of permutations.’
- ‘Late today, Senate Democrats announced plans to slice and dice the president's budget, which is his top priority.’
- ‘The site slices and dices crime information in a ton of different ways, complete with a wide assortment of Google Maps.’
- ‘You can slice and dice the news any way you like.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.