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Definition of "splintering" [splintering]

  • Present participle of splinter. (verb)
  • The process or result of something being splintered. (noun)

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Use "splintering" in a sentence
  • "And perhaps that splintering is why Osama bin Laden's fantasy of a restored caliphate — an undivided Muslim empire, organic and hierarchic and centralized — now exerts its appeal (as did the Nasserite and later the Baath Party dream of a single Arab nation in which the old borders would be subsumed by one glorious whole)."
  • "Now, some dyed-in-the-wool Republicans might blanch at the idea of splintering the national party."
  • "You see the left wing kind of splintering in different groups."