What is the difference between Sliced and Diced?

The words Sliced and Diced are very common in cooking, and heard very often in an American kitchen? But what exactly is the different between these two words?

Sliced items are usually much longer or wider than they are deep. A good example of this is a slice of bread, or a slice pizza. So slicing is the act of cutting something to have this similar appearance.

Diced items are usually made into cubes or blocks (often the size of dice). These cubes will usually have similar dimensions for width, height, and depth (thickness). So dicing is the act of cutting something to have this similar appearance. It is common to dice things like tomatoes, or even meat.

Here are some examples:

Sliced Vegetables:
sliced-vegetables-photo

Diced Beef:
diced-beef-photo

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