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Meaning of split

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: having been divided; having the unity destroyed;
             "Congress...gave the impression of...a confusing sum of
             disconnected local forces"-Samuel Lubell; "a league of
             disunited nations"- E.B.White; "a fragmented coalition";
             "a split group" [syn: {disconnected}, {disunited},
             {fragmented}, {split}]
      2: (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the
         grain; "we bought split logs for the fireplace"
      n 1: extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in
           front and the other in back)
      2: a bottle containing half the usual amount
      3: a promised or claimed share of loot or money; "he demanded
         his split before they disbanded"
      4: a lengthwise crack in wood; "he inserted the wedge into a
         split in the log"
      5: an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a
         rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings" [syn:
         {rip}, {rent}, {snag}, {split}, {tear}]
      6: an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea
      7: a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped
         cream and cherries and nuts
      8: (tenpin bowling) a divided formation of pins left standing
         after the first bowl; "he was winning until he got a split in
         the tenth frame"
      9: an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a
         corporation without changing the shareholders' equity; "they
         announced a two-for-one split of the common stock" [syn:
         {split}, {stock split}, {split up}]
      10: the act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he
          gave the envelope a vigorous rip" [syn: {rent}, {rip},
      11: division of a group into opposing factions; "another schism
          like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy" [syn:
          {schism}, {split}]
      v 1: separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into
           three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman
           Empire after World War I" [syn: {divide}, {split}, {split
           up}, {separate}, {dissever}, {carve up}] [ant: {unify},
      2: separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument;
         "cleave the bone" [syn: {cleave}, {split}, {rive}]
      3: discontinue an association or relation; go different ways;
         "The business partners broke over a tax question"; "The
         couple separated after 25 years of marriage"; "My friend and
         I split up" [syn: {separate}, {part}, {split up}, {split},
         {break}, {break up}]
      4: go one's own way; move apart; "The friends separated after
         the party" [syn: {separate}, {part}, {split}]
      5: come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal
         pressure; "The bubble burst" [syn: {burst}, {split}, {break

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