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English definition of “split”

split

noun [C]     /splɪt/
a long , thin hole in something where it has broken apart : Rain was getting in through a split in the plastic sheeting .Holes, hollows and dips a situation in which a group of people is divided into smaller groups because they disagree about something: There is a widening split between senior managers and the rest of the workforce . The tax issue has caused a split in/within the government . There was a 75/25 split in the voting .Arguing and disagreeing the splits [plural] UK (US split) the action of sitting on the floor with your legs straight out and flat along the floor in opposite directions : Can you do the splits? Carly did a split.Exercising and trainingBallet
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