- a cutting, dividing, or splitting; division; separation.
- Chemistry. cleavage(def 7).
Origin of scission
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Historical Examples of scission
The scission was not yet irremediable between the two terms.Creative Evolution
In Fiji, the process of scission was found in every stage of evolution.The Fijians
He, therefore, has the scission in himself, he longs to leave and be restored out of this realm of mere nature.
It manifestly carries the Trojan scission into Olympus and drives out in disgrace the Trojan deities.
If they do not turn the balance in favor of the Tiers-Etat, there is real danger of a scission.
- the act or an instance of cutting, splitting, or dividing
Word Origin for scission
Word Origin and History for scission
"act of cutting or dividing," mid-15c., from French scission (14c.), from Late Latin scissionem (nominative scissio) "a cleaving, dividing," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin scindere "to cut" (see shed (v.)).
- A separation, division, or splitting, as in fission.