scission


scis·sion

noun \ˈsi-zhən\

Definition of SCISSION

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

scis·sion

noun \ˈsizh-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SCISSION

: 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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