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noun [countable] split pronunciation in British English /splɪt/
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  1. 1
    a way of dividing something
    a fifty-fifty split in the voting
    a three-way/four-way split
  2. 2
    a division of a large group into smaller groups because of a disagreement
    The split in the party could have had a disastrous effect on the election.
    1. a.
      a disagreement that causes a group to divide into smaller groups
      There is anxiety about the growing split over foreign policy.
  3. 3
    a cut or break in something
    a small split in the fabric
  4. 4
    a difference between things
    There’s a big split between the attitudes of managers and junior staff.


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