A cut (graph theory sense) in a graph with five vertices, which partitioned it into two subgroups (one with white vertices and another with black vertices).



  • To incise, to cut into the surface of something.
  • To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument.
  • To separate, remove, reject or reduce.
  • To make an abrupt transition from one scene or image to another.
  • To edit a film by selecting takes from original footage.
  • To remove (text, a picture, etc.) and place in memory in order to paste at a later time.
  • To enter a queue in the wrong place.
  • To intersect or cross in such a way as to divide in half or nearly so.
  • To make the ball spin sideways by running one's fingers down the side of the ball while bowling it.
  • To deflect (a bowled ball) to the off, with a chopping movement of the bat.
  • To change direction suddenly.
  • To divide a pack of playing cards into two.
  • To write.
  • To dilute or adulterate something, especially a recreational drug.
  • To exhibit (a quality).
  • To stop, disengage, or cease.
  • To drive (a ball) to one side, as by (in billiards or croquet) hitting it fine with another ball, or (in tennis) striking it with the racket inclined.
  • To lose body mass, aiming to keep muscle but lose body fat.
  • To perform (a dancing movement etc.).



  • The act of cutting.
  • The result of cutting.
  • An opening resulting from cutting; an incision or wound.
  • A notch, passage, or channel made by cutting or digging; a furrow; a groove.
  • A share or portion.
  • A decrease.
  • A batsman's shot played with a swinging motion of the bat, to hit the ball backward of point.
  • Sideways movement of the ball through the air caused by a fast bowler imparting spin to the ball.
  • In lawn tennis, etc., a slanting stroke causing the ball to spin and bound irregularly; also, the spin thus given to the ball.
  • In a strokeplay competition, the early elimination of those players who have not then attained a preannounced score, so that the rest of the competition is less pressed for time and more entertaining for spectators.
  • A passage omitted or to be omitted from a play.
  • A particular version or edit of a film.
  • The act or right of dividing a deck of playing cards.
  • The card obtained by dividing the pack.
  • The manner or style a garment etc. is fashioned in.
  • A slab, especially of meat.
  • An attack made with a chopping motion of the blade, landing with its edge or point.
  • A deliberate snub, typically a refusal to return a bow or other acknowledgement of acquaintance.
  • An unkind act; a cruelty.
  • A definable part, such as an individual song, of a recording, particularly of commercial records, audio tapes, CDs, etc.
  • A truncation, a context that represents a moment in time when other archaeological deposits were removed for the creation of some feature such as a ditch or pit.
  • A haircut.
  • The partition of a graph’s vertices into two subgroups.
  • A string of railway cars coupled together, shorter than a train.
  • An engraved block or plate; the impression from such an engraving.
  • A common workhorse; a gelding.
  • The failure of a college officer or student to be present at any appointed exercise.
  • A skein of yarn.
  • That which is used to dilute or adulterate a recreational drug.
  • A notch shaved into an eyebrow.
  • A time period when one tries to lose fat while retaining muscle mass.
  • A hidden or secure place.
  • The range of temperatures used to distill a particular mixture of hydrocarbons from crude oil.



  • From Middle English cutten, kitten, kytten, ketten (compare Scots kut, kit), of North Germanic origin, from Old Norse kytja, kutta, from Proto-Germanic *kutjaną, *kuttaną, of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Proto-Germanic *kwetwą (compare Old Norse kvett). Akin to Middle Swedish kotta (compare dialectal Swedish kåta, kuta, Swedish kuta, kytti), Norwegian kutte, Icelandic kuta, Old Norse kuti, Norwegian kyttel, kytel, kjutul.
  • Displaced native Middle English snithen (from Old English snīþan; compare German schneiden), which still survives in some dialects as snithe.
  • Adjective sense of "drunk" (now rare and now usually used in the originally jocular derivative form of half-cut) dates from the 17th century, from cut in the leg, to have cut your leg, euphemism for being very drunk.

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