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splitting

 [split´ing]
in psychoanalytic theory, a primitive defense mechanism in which the self and internal and external objects are divided into parts that are either “all good” or “all bad.” Characteristic of very young children, it is also seen in those with borderline personality disorder and sometimes in those with other personality disorders or psychoses.

split·ting

(split'ing),
In chemistry, the cleavage of a covalent bond, fragmenting the molecule involved.

'splitting'

Academia Hair-splitting The division of a morbid condition, lesion, or other entity into smaller subtypes–eg, dividing Laurence-Moon-Biedl-Bardet syndrome into Laurence-Moon and Bardet-Biedl syndromes. Cf 'Lumping' Drug slang A street term for rolling marijuana and cocaine.

split·ting

(split'ing)
chemistry The cleavage of a covalent bond, fragmenting the molecule involved.
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Splitting firms also realize earnings improvement which is not reversed after the stock split.
The bicycle tire cart is close to hand, the saw sharpened and loaded with oil and gas, the splitting maul waits and the process can begin.
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Her lab is developing molecular structures that can deliver multiple electrons simultaneously to a central reaction center, which then catalyzes the splitting of water.
The issue is hardly "Should the Church Split?" Rather, the issue is: Should the church listen to the lives of gay and lesbian Christians long enough to stop splitting and crushing them?
Get glue as far down the split as possible without actually splitting the rung further.
This splitting behavior means we are inclined toward a misguided understanding of union.
Splitting gifts can help minimize or eliminate the tax consequences a gift might create if only the donor had made it.