Scission meaning

sĭzhən, sĭsh-
Scission is defined as the act of cutting or splitting.

An example of a scission is the process of slicing up a pizza.

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The act of cutting or severing; division or fission.
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The act of cutting, dividing, or splitting, or the state of being cut, divided, or split; separation; fission.
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Origin of scission

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin scissiō scissiōn- from Latin scissus past participle of scindere to cut, split skei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition