diremption

[ dih-remp-shuh n ]
/ dɪˈrɛmp ʃən /

noun

a sharp division into two parts; disjunction; separation.

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Origin of diremption

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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Example sentences from the Web for diremption

  • The diremption of individualities becomes explicit in those forms.

    Schopenhauer|Thomas Whittaker
  • The term "diremption" has sometimes been applied to cases where leaves are thus apparently dragged out of position.

    Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters