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 (sĭzh′ən, sĭsh′-)
The act of cutting or severing; division or fission.

[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.]


the act or an instance of cutting, splitting, or dividing
[C15: from Late Latin scissiō, from scindere to split]


(ˈsɪʒ ən, ˈsɪʃ-)

a cutting, dividing, or splitting; division; separation.
[1400–50; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Late Latin scissiō, derivative (with Latin -tiō -tion) of Latin scindere to cut, rend]
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Noun1.scission - the act of dividing by cutting or splitting
cutting, cut - the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
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Such defects may include chain scissions and energetically unfavorable changes in the chain arrangement in polymers caused by the milling process.
The simulation results are compared with experimentally obtained molar mass distributions in order to yield parameters such as number of chain scissions, of crosslinking events, and of evaporated molecules.
i] is the number of molecules in the unexposed polymer and P is the difference between the number of chain scissions and the number of crosslinkings.
La gauche a bien vide les lieux de contacts les plus etroits et intimes avec les populations dans les universites, la rue, les mosquees, les souks… Une certaine gauche s'est effritee dans des scissions et s'est amenuisee, au fil des annees, pour avoir boude les institutions et les centres de decision.
Ce parti a connu des scissions apres les elections de 2014 qui ont conduit a la demission de certains de ses dirigeants dont Ridha Belhaj.
This situation is even more aggravated by threats of divisions and scissions that some parties, here and there, are planning to change the geographic mapping of the region," the minister added.
It has been also proved that during the absoiption of UV radiation, both chain scissions and/or crosslinking could take place, promising eventual reactions with oxygen.
Face a ce climat, les memes sources prevoient que les scissions peuvent avoir lieu au sein du du Parti de l'Alliance democratique.
Frequently, chain scissions account for embrittlement and subsequent disintegration.
De nouvelles scissions dans les rangs des rebelles du Front revolutionnaire (ALSOUDANI): *Petrole du Sud arrive a Portsudan pendant deux semaines.
Le marechal Mohamed Hussein Tantaoui, president du Conseil Supreme des Forces Armees (CSFA), a effectue hier des contacts avec les autorites saoudiennes afin de souder les scissions dues a la decision surprise du gouvernement saoudien de rappeler son ambassadeur et de fermer son ambassade au Caire, ainsi que ses consulats a Alexandrie et a Suez.
Major effects known from injection molding polyamides are chain scissions and changes of chemical structure due to autoxidation as well as branching or cross linking as a result of macro radical recombination (Ehrenstein et al, 2004; Schnabel, 1981).