Q: Is cutting the separation of a physical object? ¶
A: Yes, and into two or more portions, through the application of an acutely directed force.
Q: Is cutting the knife and saw? ¶
A: Yes, or in medicine and science the scalpel and microtome.
Q: Is cutting less suitable for highly reflective materials such as aluminum? ¶
Q: Is cutting a compressive and shearing phenomenon? ¶
A: Yes, and occurs only when the total stress generated by the cutting implement exceeds the ultimate strength of the material of the object being cut.