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diremption

[dih-remp-shuh n] /dɪˈrɛmp ʃən/
noun
1.
a sharp division into two parts; disjunction; separation.
Origin of diremption
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin diremptiōn- (stem of diremptiō), equivalent to dirempt(us) (past participle of dirimere to separate, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + -imere, combining form of emere to take, buy) + -ion- -ion
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  • The term "diremption" has sometimes been applied to cases where leaves are thus apparently dragged out of position.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters
  • The diremption of individualities becomes explicit in those forms.

    Schopenhauer Thomas Whittaker

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