from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Possible to split.
- adj. Physics Fissionable, especially by neutrons of all energies.
- adj. Geology Easily split along close parallel planes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Able to be split
- adj. Easily split along a grain
- adj. Capable of undergoing nuclear fission
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being split, cleft, or divided in the direction of the grain, like wood, or along natural planes of cleavage, like crystals.
- adj. Fissionable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being split, cleft, or divided into layers, as wood in the direction of the grain, or certain minerals and rocks in the planes of cleavage or foliation. See schist and cleavage.
- In entomology, formed of plates or scales which are closely appressed in repose, but may be spread apart: an epithet sometimes applied to lamellate antennæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of being split or cleft or divided in the direction of the grain
- adj. capable of undergoing nuclear fission
Latin fissilis, from fissus, split; see fissi-.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)