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split

noun aperture, bifurcation, bisection, breach, break, chasm, chink, cleavage, cleft, crack, crater, crevice, cut, detachment, dichotomy, difference, dilaceration, dimidiation, diremption, disagreement, disassociation, discerption, disconnection, disengagement, disjunction, dismemberment, disruption, dissection, dissension, disseverance, disunion, divarication, divergence, division, divorce, divulsion, faction, fissura, fissure, fork, fracture, furrow, gap, gash, gulf, hiatus, incision, interruption, partage, partition, perforation, quarrel, rent, rift, rima, rip, scission, scissura, scissure, sect, segmentation, segregation, separation, severance, slit, slot, subdivision, sunderance, variance
Associated concepts: split among the Circuit Courts, split in authority, split sentence, splitting a cause of action

split

verb abscind, allocate, allot, apportion, assign, bisect, break, break with, carve, chop, cleave, crack, cut, deal, detach, dichotomize, diffindere, disconnect, disjoin, dispense, dissect, dissever, distribute, disunite, divide, dole, fissure, fracture, give way, hack, halve, hew, incise, intersect, isolate, lance, mete, open, parcel out, part, part company, partition, rend, rift, rip, rive, rupture, scindere, section, segment, segregate, separate, sever, share, shiver, slash, slice, slit, snap, splinter, subdivide, sunder, tear, unbind, untie
Associated concepts: split a cause of action
See also: alienation, apportion, argument, bifurcate, break, controversy, cross, detach, dichotomize, dichotomy, disaccord, disagree, disagreement, disassociation, discord, discrepancy, disjoint, divide, division, divisive, estrangement, feud, force, isolate, mete, part, partial, rend, rift, schism, separate, separation, sever, sort, subdivide, variance
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He took a gamble that his proposal could get the required majority of the BoJ's policy board and barely made it, presiding over the first split vote on his main policy framework since he took the helm of the central bank in April 2013.
The July meeting marked the first split vote in nearly a year
This was the most split vote of the lot in the survey, with half of you reckoning the Norwegian manager will be gone by Christmas, let alone still be in situ next summer.
At the March policy meeting, the BOJ policy makers decided in a split vote to double to 20 trillion yen the funds available to banks for the three-month loan program, and reiterated that the bank would keep an ''extremely accommodative financial environment'' to defeat deflation.
When the vote was held, the diplomat said, Hussain was surprised at the split vote among NAM members, with Cuba voting no, India yes and Egypt, Pakistan and South Africa abstaining.
Liverpool captain Gerrard could benefit from a split vote for United players as David Ginola did during the 1999 treble-winning season.
The split vote came during a special meeting Wednesday, a week after a public hearing in which teachers voiced their opposition to the school.
What we have seen in the local elections is basically a split vote between a block supportive of the continuation of the status quo under the Palestinian national authority as we see it and a protest vote saying that there is a Palestinian solid opposition.
A one-page statement issued through his attorney said the two women mentioned in the sexual harassment complaint have ties to John Cummings, the former chief lobbyist for the Community College of Southern Nevada who was demoted in November on a split vote of the Board of Regents.
A split vote may leave the way open for Johnny Depp, whose OTT turn in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl earned him an unexpected best actor prize at last week's Screen Actors Guild awards.
The vote follows a tense final day of negotiations, in which both sides made last-minute concessions to avert what many had predicted could be a damaging split vote.
Apparently it's a split vote at the moment between digestives and bourbon biscuits for their next meeting.