splitting

[ split-ing ]
/ ˈsplɪt ɪŋ /

adjective

being split or causing something to split.
violent or severe, as a headache.
very fast or rapid.

noun

Usually splittings. a part or fragment that has been split off from something: Some cavemen made their smaller tools from the splittings of stone.

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Origin of splitting

First recorded in 1585–95; split + -ing2, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM splitting

an·ti·split·ting, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for splitting

splitting
/ (ˈsplɪtɪŋ) /

adjective

(of a headache) intolerably painful; acute
(of the head) assailed by an overpowering unbearable pain

noun

psychoanal the Freudian defence mechanism in which an object or idea (or, alternatively, the ego) is separated into two or more parts in order to remove its threatening meaning
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Medical definitions for splitting

splitting
[ splĭtĭng ]

n.

The chemical change in which a covalent bond in a molecule is cleaved, producing two or more simpler fragments.
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