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split British & World English

Break or cause to break forcibly into parts, especially into halves or along the grain

Split British & World English

A seaport on the coast of southern Croatia; population 177,500 (est. 2009). Founded as a Roman colony in 78 bc, it contains the ruins of the palace of the emperor Diocletian, built in about ad 300

split English Thesaurus

the bedside table had been split in two

split in split British & World English

Break or cause to break forcibly into parts, especially into halves or along the grain

split end British & World English

A tip of a person’s hair which has split from dryness or ill-treatment

split pea British & World English

A pea dried and split in half for cooking

split pin British & World English

A metal cotter pin with two arms passed through a hole, held in place by the springing apart of the arms

split run British & World English

A print run of a newspaper during which some articles or advertisements are changed so as to produce different editions

split-up British & World English

An ending of a relationship or partnership; a separation

split-up English Thesaurus

I was still getting over my split-up with Richard

split hairs British & World English

Make small and overfine distinctions

side split British & World English

A split-level house with fewer storeys on one side than the other

split-brain British & World English

Having the corpus callosum severed or absent, so as to eliminate the main connection between the two hemispheres of the brain

split-half British & World English

Relating to or denoting a technique of splitting a body of supposedly homogeneous data into two halves and calculating the results separately for each to assess their reliability

split image British & World English

An image in a rangefinder or camera focusing system that has been bisected by optical means, the halves being aligned only when the system is in focus

split-level British & World English

(Of a building) having a room or rooms higher than others by less than a whole storey

split-phase British & World English

Denoting or relating to an induction motor or other device utilizing two or more voltages at different phases produced from a single-phase supply

split-rail British & World English

Denoting a fence or enclosure made from pieces of wood split lengthwise from logs

split ring British & World English

A small steel ring with two spiral turns, such as a key ring

split shift British & World English

A working shift comprising two or more separate periods of duty in a day

split shot British & World English

Small pellets used to weight a fishing line

stock split British & World English

An issue of new shares in a company to existing shareholders in proportion to their current holdings

banana split British & World English

A sweet dish made with bananas cut down the middle and filled with ice cream, sauce, and nuts

lickety-split British & World English

As fast as possible

reverse split British & World English

Reduction in the number of a company’s traded shares that results in an increase in the par value or earnings per share

split screen British & World English

A cinema, television, or computer screen on which two or more separate images are displayed

split second British & World English

A very brief moment of time

split decision British & World English

A decision based on a majority verdict rather than on a unanimous one, especially as to the winner on points of a boxing match

split the vote British & World English

(Of a candidate or minority party) attract votes from another candidate or party with the result that both are defeated by a third

split infinitive British & World English

A construction consisting of an infinitive with an adverb or other word inserted between to and the verb, e.g. she seems to really like it

split infinitive New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

construction with an adverb between the to of an infinitive and the verb

split one's sides British & World English

Be convulsed with laughter

split the ticket British & World English

Vote for candidates of more than one party

split the difference British & World English

Take the average of two proposed amounts

split-personality disorder British & World English

Less common term for multiple-personality disorder.

split hairs in hair British & World English

Make small and overfine distinctions

split one's sides in split British & World English

Be convulsed with laughter

split ends in split end British & World English

A tip of a person’s hair which has split from dryness or ill-treatment

split the ticket in split British & World English

Vote for candidates of more than one party

split the vote in split British & World English

(Of a candidate or minority party) attract votes from another candidate or party with the result that both are defeated by a third


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