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slice

 (slīs)
n.
1.
a. A thin broad piece cut from a larger object: ate a slice of cheese; examined a slice of the diseased lung.
b. An often wedge-shaped piece cut from a larger, usually circular object: ordered a slice of pie; shared a slice of pizza.
2. A portion or share: a slice of the profits.
3.
a. A knife with a broad, thin, flexible blade, used for cutting and serving food.
b. A similar implement for spreading printing ink.
4. Sports
a. The course of a ball that curves in the direction of the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the right of a right-handed player.
b. A stroke that causes a ball to follow such a course: a golfer with a bad slice.
c. A ball propelled on such a course.
d. A stroke, as in tennis, in which the ball is struck with a downward motion with the open face of the racket in order to impart backspin.
v. sliced, slic·ing, slic·es
v.tr.
1. To cut or divide into slices: slice a loaf of bread.
2. To cut from a larger piece: slice off a piece of salami.
3. To cut through or move through with an action like cutting: "where wheels have freshly sliced the April mire" (Robert Frost).
4. To divide into portions or shares; parcel out: "With mortgage securitisation, a pool of home loans is sliced into tranches bearing different degrees of risk" (David Shirreff).
5. To reduce or remove from a larger amount or entity: sliced 10 percent off the asking price.
6. Sports To hit (a ball) with a slice.
v.intr.
1. To make a cut with a cutting implement: I sliced into the cake.
2. To move like a knife: The destroyer sliced through the water.
3. Sports To hit a ball with a slice.
Idiom:
any way/no matter how you slice it
No matter how you look at it; no matter how it is analyzed.

[Middle English sclice, splinter, from Old French esclice, from esclicier, to splinter, of Germanic origin.]

slice′a·ble adj.
slic′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slicing - a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer; "he took lessons to cure his slicing"
golf shot, golf stroke, swing - the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
2.slicing - the act of cutting into slices
cutting, cut - the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
References in classic literature ?
He had early learned that it was wise to get along well with sea-cooks, since sea-cocks were notoriously given to going suddenly lunatic and slicing and hacking up their shipmates with butcher knives and meat cleavers on the slightest remembered provocation.
Whereupon, this accomplished swordsman, warning all hands to stand off, once more makes a scientific dash at the mass, and with a few sidelong, desperate, lunging slicings, severs it completely in twain; so that while the short lower part is still fast, the long upper strip, called a blanket-piece, swings clear, and is all ready for lowering.
ABSTRACT: Program slicing is a decomposition technique that produces a new sub-program relevant to a particular computation.
Without ready-sliced bread, I must do the slicing for toast - two pieces for each one - that's 10.
Grow a little of everything -- at least one beefsteak tomato, one slicing tomato and then something kind of wacky.
This paper surveys the existing slicing techniques for object-oriented programs.
Wash and thoroughly dry the potatoes before slicing.
Except for a slight swelling of zona fasciculata cells, no obvious histologic changes could be observed after 24 hr of culture of tetracosactide-exposed slices, compared with noncultured slices fixed for histology immediately after slicing (Figure 5 A-B).
The first involved slicing the seeds manually into about five slices with a scalpel.
MTI), a privately held manufacturer of slicing and dicing equipment for the data storage industry, for $9.
Instead of slicing horizontally or crosswise, turn them sideways and cut vertically, from the stem to the blossom end.
27, 1999--In his on-going effort to protect the patents he has been granted for his spiral slicing machine and his spiral sliced boneless meats, Logan Farms' owner and CEO, Pink Logan, has filed suit against two of the nation's largest meat processing and marketing companies, Sara Lee and Honey Baked Hams.