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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.]
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the act or an instance of cutting, splitting, or dividing
[C15: from Late Latin scissiō, from scindere to split]
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(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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Contributors include Yuan Yuang, the co-founder of Institute for New Economic Thinking, the Australian author Tim Winton, and the American feminist campaigner Naomi Woolf.
Drama based on Tim Winton's novel, directed by and starring Simon Baker, with Elizabeth Debicki and Samson Coulter.
By Tim Winton, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 288 pages, $16.75
The above excerpt, from Tim Winton's 2008 novel Breath, describes the imagined sensations associated with erotic asphyxiation: the feeling of 'respiratory acidosis', (2) whereby one's blood turns acidic as one's lungs cry out for air.
Margaret Grey, Aberdeen A The Aussie actor, 48, was given the book Breath by Tim Winton while on the Mentalist and has made it his feature film directorial debut.
Reading resources draw on both print and digital content, with texts including picture books for the early years, the Disney app Don't let the pigeon run this app!, Tim Winton's novel for young readers Blueback, websites such as MapMaker and episodes from the Australian Children's Television Foundation and Education Services.
Tim Winton; ISLAND HOME; Milkweed Editions (Nonfiction: Ecology & Environment) 16.00 ISBN: 9781571311245
Some areas explored include the anticosmic mysticism of Blood Meridian, environmental stylistics and All the Pretty Horses, McCarthy and Patrick White, and McCarthy and Tim Winton. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
Also: Chris Offili, Patti Smith, Leonard Cohen, Karl Ove Knauusgaard, Tim Winton, Larry Gagoslan and the young Trudeau.
In 2004, Tim Winton released a short story collection that contained 'a nest of stories about the smalltown milieu of [his] adolescence'.