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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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The replay the Trojans wanted overturned came in the fourth quarter, when Vince Young threw a pass over the middle to Jamaal Charles, who caught the ball with both feet on the ground for a split second before he was hit by he didn't make ``a football move'' before he was hit and the ball knocked loose.
Presumably, if the human brain can recognize a face in a split second, a computer can too.
When a split second can be the difference between winning a medal and finishing as an also-ran, these athletes are looking for every advantage to improve their performance.
In a split second, these animals can go from being adorable and darling to attacking you for no reason, and no one should forget that,'' Hedren said.
Astronomers know of a number of planetary nebulas, but until now they had never seen an example of this precursor stage, which may be as short as 1,000 years, a mere split second astronomically.
His hilarious and wildly entertaining solo performance features a whirlwind of superb paper costumes and split second transformations.
ANAHEIM - The Mighty Ducks, and the sellout crowd at the Pond supporting them, watched in stunned silence for a split second, as though they couldn't believe world-class goaltender Martin Brodeur would make a bonehead play worthy of Pee-Wee hockey.
He came hard on a blitz, and if his timing had been a split second off, he might have flown past Hurst and allowed the tailback to run for a crucial first down.