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split-up

[ split-uhp ]
/ ˈsplɪtˌʌp /
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noun
a splitting or separating into two or more parts.
a separation or dissociation of two groups or people.
Commerce. a process of reorganizing a corporate structure whereby all the capital stock and assets are exchanged for those of two or more newly established companies, resulting in the liquidation of the parent corporation.Compare spin-off (def. 1), split-off (def. 3).
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Origin of split-up

First recorded in 1830–40; noun use of verb phrase split up
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British Dictionary definitions for split-up

split up

verb (adverb)
(tr) to separate out into parts; divide
(intr) to become separated or parted through disagreementthey split up after years of marriage
to break down or be capable of being broken down into constituent partsI have split up the question into three parts
noun split-up
the act or an instance of separating
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