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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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You might have split hairs and called it math-pop, or drawn comparisons to Two Door Cinema Club, Vampire Weekend and The Futureheads, but The Kabeedies were blessed with an irresistible personality all their own.
BIG PIT NATURAL MINING MUSEUM OK, I realise this isn't strictly a 'day out' as you'll be underground most of the time, but let's not split hairs. Besides, if you really wanted to get into semantics, you could argue that even when you're outside you're still inside, as you're always inside your head.
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Anyway, not to split hairs or ears - the important thing is that Mr Llwyd has taken nimbyism to new heights.
If I was to split hairs I would say that despite the 8.6 second dash to 100km/h the lengthy gearing means having to work the gearbox a bit on secondary roads to keep momentum up.
"They may think we're splitting hairs but, believe me, it's okay to split hairs because these are the things that keep you in the Premier League." McLeish said he wanted to forge a 'winning mentality' in a Blues squad that wouldn't allow things just to wash over them.
Mustafa Barghouthi warned against efforts to split hairs on settlement policy.
I would like to thank Mr Dyson Disser for reminding me about Mr Jay Dyson's behaviour, 'Don't split hairs' (GDN, May 21).