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Definition of "splitting" []

  • Very severe: a splitting headache. (adjective)
  • (of a headache) intolerably painful; acute (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (of the head) assailed by an overpowering unbearable pain (adjective)
  • The Freudian defence mechanism in which an object or idea (or, alternatively, the ego) is separated into two or more parts in order to remove its threatening meaning (noun)

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Use "splitting" in a sentence
  • "One often hears the term splitting the baby used to describe the actions of a judge or arbitrator who has reconciled opposing positions by what is better described as splitting the difference."
  • "Instead he is taking the same approach as the Democrats in splitting people up into groups."
  • "In 2008 (after splitting from a major label himself) Mr. Reznor released a new 10-track album for free online with the statement, "This one's on me.""