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split

(split),
1. To cleave or break.
2. Any condition involving cleavage or bifurcation.

split

(splĭt) [D. splitten, to divide]
1. A longitudinal fissure.
2. Characterized by a deep fissure.
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Indeed, NS Teodulo Topacio lived the equivalent of a split second but what a life it had been!
"It was that split second which let me down because up until that point, I was boxing very well."
"Split Second: Life Change" is available in both print and ebook format.
Under normal traction conditions, 96%of the total power is directed to the front axle but when the going gets tough the Haldex system reacts in a split second to redirect power to those wheels with better traction.
For a split second at the Hennessy Gold Cup in November, it looked as if Denman might be left behind, and Ruby Walsh was seen rushing him up to the rest of the field to make sure he was switched on.
Easton headed off the challenge of the Airwaves Yamaha in the hands of newly-crowned champion Leon Camier by a split second in a high-speed climax to the Swan Combi 50 Roll for Pole at the Cheshire circuit.
It takes only a split second to regret it, unfortunately, for that is all the time a car journey needs to come to a crashing end.
For a split second, she thought she might be able to grab it and she tried to judge how far away it was.
If a rotor vane touches the valve body, even for a split second, a warning is sent.
In a split second fit of uncontrollable rage he beat her to death with a wooden mallet with such force that the head came away from the handle and left 34-year-old Deborah Wheatley with seven skull fractures.
Not for one split second did I feel I was a lesbian parent among straight parents.
Computers can perform complex mathematical calculations in a split second and 3-D rendering programs make it possible for architects to allow their clients to virtually walk through their would-be space before ever construction begins.