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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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It took just a split second to pick the bloody thing up and hit her.
Police have a terrible decision to make, and have to make it in a split second. If the officer shoots a bomber then he becomes a national hero but if he is wrong and shoots an innocent man he can look forward to a long investigation which could lead to a charge of murder.
A split second later, at a speed of only 12 km/sec, the fragment cloud and the object's 150,000-ton core slammed into the ground.
The 23-year-old Sheffield rider grabbed the number one spot for the first time in three years of trying by a split second from already crowned champion Neil Hodgson in the Superpole grid position shoot-out.
The bull, inappropriately named Amigo, paws the ground for a split second then charges.
Additionally, every few seconds a bright light flashed from the ceiling, spreading throughout the building for a split second. Within the shortest perceivable time span, the play between the acou stic and visual signals defined the site in such a way that the observer could hardly distinguish dissimilar events: Was that low-frequency hum part of the lighting mechanism--or the light's translation into sound?
"This enables direct stamping of surface textures into metals in a split second," says Gunter Helferich, a polymer scientist and director of Fraunhofer ICT's effort.
Both the soloists and groups in each level performed numbers characterized by impressive ingenuity and eclecticism, showing that kids today can switch from modern to jazz to ballet techniques in a split second. Dance Magazine sponsored the National Critics' Choice Awards, and Capezio/Ballet Makers, IAM.com & Marcea Activewear sponsored the National Outstanding Dancer Scholarship Awards.
Ref Graham Barber was given the OK signal by his assistant and Wilson raged: "How can a linesman see from 45 yards away through 20 bodies in a split second? It's absolutely unbelievable."
These signals, some of which can pass in a split second, indicate the leakage of emotions that the liar would rather keep hidden: guilt, anger, fear, embarrassment, or "duping delight," the glee some liars feel at deceiving their targets.
The Last Split Second is a provocative portrait of physical trauma based on Toronto artist Andy Patton's eloquent accounts of surviving a broken back and the requisite medical treatments.
However, the Chicago-based firm is aggressively expanding and refining its Split Second convenience-store concept.