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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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Anyway, not to split hairs or ears - the important thing is that Mr Llwyd has taken nimbyism to new heights.