Meaning of “schism” in the English Dictionary

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"schism" in British English

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schismnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈskɪz.əm/ /ˈsɪz.əm/ us /ˈskɪz.əm/ /ˈsɪz.əm/

a division into two groups caused by a disagreement about ideas, especially in a religious organization:

a schism in/within the Church

(Definition of “schism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"schism" in American English

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schismnoun [ C ]

us /ˈsɪz·əm, ˈskɪz-/

a division of a group into two opposing groups, esp. in a church

(Definition of “schism” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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