splitter

noun split·ter \ ˈspli-tər \
|Updated on: 20 Jun 2018

Definition of splitter

1 : one that splits
2 : one who classifies organisms into numerous named groups based on relatively minor variations or characters — compare lumper

Examples of splitter in a Sentence

  1. a three-way phone line splitter

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First Known Use of splitter

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in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of splitter for English Language Learners

  • : a device that divides or splits something (such as wood or electronic signals)


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