American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of cutting or severing; division or fission.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of cutting or dividing, as with an edged instrument; the state of being cut; hence, division; fission; cleavage; splitting.
- n. Schism.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of dividing with an instrument having a sharp edge.
- n. the act of dividing by cutting or splitting
- Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin scissiō, scissiōn-, from Latin scissus, past participle of scindere, to cut, split; see skei- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The second scission occurs when a protease uses an unusual active site within the hydrophobic lipid environment to recognize and cleave the truncated target protein, releasing both the lumenal fragment and the cytoplasmic domain from the membrane.”
“Royalism, make solemn final 'scission' from an Assembly given up to faction; and depart, shaking the dust off their feet.”
“Lt.Col. Jaguar has never created any scission (sic), any looting nor movement of his forces.”
“Now schism takes its name from scission, as stated above.2 Therefore, seemingly, the sin of sedition is not distinct from that of schism.”
“The distinguished scientist Herr Professor Luitpold Blumenduft tendered medical evidence to the effect that the instantaneous fracture of the cervical vertebrae and consequent scission of the spinal cord would, according to the best approved tradition of medical science, be calculated to inevitably produce in the human subject a violent ganglionic stimulus of the nerve centres of the genital apparatus, thereby causing the elastic pores of the CORPORA”
“The Arabs hitherto in their revolt had made clean history, and I did not wish our adventure to come to the pitiable state of scission before the common victory and its peace.”
“This shows that duality — or any other such numerical form — is no relation produced either by scission or association.”
“He feared tenfold more, with a slavish, superstitious terror, some scission in the continuity of man's experience, some wilful illegality of nature.”
“Now schism takes its name from scission, as stated above (Q. 39, A. 1).”
“_I answer that, _ As Isidore says (Etym. viii, 3), schism takes its name "from being a scission of minds," and scission is opposed to unity.”
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