(third-person singular simple present netsplits, present participle netsplitting, simple past and past participle netsplitted)
netsplit - Computer Definition
A failure in an IRC link or server that divides online users into two groups. IRC servers are often linked in series, thus, a break in the line or failure in one computer causes a separation, and all of a sudden, a whole group of users sign off at once. See IRC.