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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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It is commonly assumed that when we assign different credences to a proposition, a perfect compromise between our opinions simply "splits the difference" between our credences.
That's good timing for the Far East, but for North America it splits the difference between the nights of August 11-12 and 12-13.
Teaming Martin Perna from the New York Afrobeat collective Antibalas and Adrian Quesada of Austin's Latin funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma, this kaleidoscopic gem splits the difference between the two bands in dazzling style.