splitting

In chemistry, the cleavage of a covalent bond, fragmenting the molecule involved.

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n.
a defence mechanism by which people deal with an emotional conflict by viewing some people as all good and others as all bad: they fail to integrate themselves or other people into complex but coherent images.

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split·ting (splitґing) 1. the division of a single object into two or more objects or parts. 2. in psychoanalytic theory, a primitive defense mechanism in which “objects” (persons) possessing a natural mix of positive and negative attributes are perceived as being either “all good” or “all bad.” Characteristic of very young children, it is also seen in patients with borderline personality disorder and sometimes in those with other personality disorders or psychoses.

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  • Splitting — (englisch für teilen oder spalten) bezeichnet: im Familienrecht Realteilung Quasisplitting erweitertes Splitting im Steuerrecht Ehegattensplitting Familiensplitting Gnaden oder Witwensplitting Steuersplitting I (1957), Steuersplitting II (1964)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Splitting — can refer to:* In mathematics generally, partition * In geometric topology, Heegard splitting * In topology, manifold decomposition * In category theory, a section* In psychoanalysis, dissociation * Splitting (psychology), cognitive error typical …   Wikipedia

  • splitting — ● splitting nom masculin (anglais splitting, de to split, cliver) Synonyme de clivure. ● splitting (synonymes) nom masculin (anglais splitting, de to split, cliver) Synonymes : clivure …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Splitting — Splitting: Das Fremdwort hat im Deutschen zwei unterschiedliche Bedeutungen: Es bezeichnet zum einen eine»Form der Haushaltsbesteuerung bei Ehegatten«, zum anderen die »Verteilung der Erst und Zweitstimme auf verschiedene Parteien (bei Wahlen)«.… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • splitting — index division (act of dividing) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 splitting …   Law dictionary

  • splitting — [split′iŋ] adj. 1. that splits 2. a) aching severely: said of the head b) severe, as a headache …   English World dictionary

  • Splitting — Splịt|ting 〈n.; s; unz.〉 Form der Besteuerung von Ehegatten, wobei zur Berechnung der Steuer beider Einkommen zusammengezählt u. durch zwei geteilt wird [zu engl. split „spalten“] * * * Splịt|ting [ ʃp… , sp… ], das; s, s [engl. splitting,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • splitting — adjective Date: 1593 that splits or causes to split: as a. causing a piercing sensation < a splitting headache > b. very fast or quick < racing off at a splitting pace Charles Dickens > c. sidesplitting < a splitting laugh > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • splitting — 1. noun a) The action of the verb to split. In other words, something troubling, such as being discovered in the toilets in a shaming way, can be both remembered and also pushed to the periphery of consciousness, a process that psychotherapists… …   Wiktionary

  • splitting — split·ting || splɪtɪŋ adj. causing to split; cleaving; separating; very loud, deafening; very fast; extremely painful n. act of splitting, cleaving, separating, dividing splɪt n. act of splitting; breach between people; share, portion;… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Splitting — Split Split (spl[i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Split} ({Splitted}, R.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Splitting}.] [Probably of Scand. or Low German origin; cf. Dan. splitte, LG. splitten, OD. splitten, spletten, D. splijten, G. spleissen, MHG. spl[=i]zen. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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