Slicing vs Cutting - What's the difference?

slicing | cutting |

As nouns the difference between slicing and cutting

is that slicing is the action of the verb to slice while cutting is (countable|uncountable) the action of the verb to cut .

As verbs the difference between slicing and cutting

is that slicing is while cutting is .

As an adjective cutting is

(not comparable) that is used for cutting.




(en noun)
  • The action of the verb to slice .
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=April 3, author=The New York Times, title=Art in Review, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Working on a monumental scale the artist Gordon Matta-Clark, from whose work the gallery takes its name, similarly redefined architecture in the 1970s, using massive slicings and excisions to suggest, among other things, the instability of the concept of property and the ephemerality of what we call real estate. Mr. Balula delivers something like the same message in a nutshell. }}


  • cutting



  • Noun

  • (countable, uncountable) The action of the verb to cut .
  • How many different cuttings can this movie undergo?
  • (countable) A section removed from the larger whole.
  • (countable) A newspaper clipping.
  • (countable) A leaf, stem, branch, or root removed from a plant and cultivated to grow a new plant.
  • (countable) An abridged selection of written work, often intended for performance.
  • The actor had to make his ''cutting'' shorter to fit the audition time.
  • (uncountable) The editing of film or other recordings.
  • (uncountable) Self-harm; the act of cutting one's own skin.
  • (countable) A narrow passage, dug for a road, railway or canal to go through.
  • *1876 , , Journey by Train :
  • *:WE flash across the level.
  • *:We thunder thro' the bridges.
  • *:We bicker down the cuttings .
  • *:We sway along the ridges.
  • Synonyms

    * (narrow passage for a transportation route) cut


    (en adjective)
  • (not comparable) That is used for cutting.
  • I need some sort of cutting utensil to get through this shrink wrap.
  • Of remarks, criticism, etc., potentially hurtful.
  • The director gave the auditioning actors cutting criticism.