split-up

[ split-uhp ]
/ ˈsplɪtˌʌp /

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).

Origin of split-up

First recorded in 1830–40; noun use of verb phrase split up

Definition for split-up (2 of 2)

Origin of split

1570–80; 1950–55 for def 13; < Dutch splitten; akin to splijten, German spleissen to split
Related formssplit·ta·ble, adjectivepre·split, adjectiveun·split, adjectiveun·split·ta·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for split-up

  • Meanwhile the Carleigh split-up had occurred, but the fact had not yet reached this bureau of family and friendly counsel.

    The Tigress|Anne Warner
  • Its really making a sort of split-up in the town, observed Elinor.

British Dictionary definitions for split-up (1 of 2)

Split

/ (Croatian split) /

noun

a port and resort in W Croatia on the Adriatic: remains of the palace of Diocletian (295–305). Pop: 188 000 (2005 est)Italian name: Spalato

British Dictionary definitions for split-up (2 of 2)

split

/ (splɪt) /

verb splits, splitting or split

noun

adjective

having been split; dividedsplit logs
having a split or splitshair with split ends
See also splits, split up
Derived Formssplitter, noun

Word Origin for split

C16: from Middle Dutch splitten to cleave; related to Middle High German splīzen; see splice
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Medicine definitions for split-up

split

[ splĭt ]

v.

To divide from end to end or along the grain by or as if by a sharp blow; tear.
To break, burst, or rip apart with force; rend.
To separate; disunite.
To break apart or divide a chemical compound into simpler constituents.
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