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scission

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noun scis·sion \ˈsi-zhən\

Definition of scission

  1. 1 :  a division or split in a group or union :  schism

  2. 2 :  an action or process of cutting, dividing, or splitting :  the state of being cut, divided, or split



Examples of scission

  1. <fears that the scission of the labor union will compromise the workers' bargaining power>



Origin of scission

Middle English (Scots) scissione, from Late Latin scission-, scissio, from Latin scindere


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with scission


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scission

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noun scis·sion \ˈsizh-ən\

Medical Definition of scission

  1. :  an action or process of cutting, dividing, or splitting :  the state of being cut, divided, or split <single strand scissions in DNA>




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