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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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Toutefois, il convient aussi de reconnaitre que cette folle voracite du pretendant au leadership regional gagnait aussi les militaristes maghrebins, en l'occurrence la junte algerienne qui tentait vainement, par le biais de la scission separatiste, se frayer un acces propice dans l'ocean Atlantique, au detriment de la souverainete du Maroc.
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The oxo-biodegradable process initially induces oxidation of the polymer during which chain scission produces low molecular weight fragments, which are oxidised and hydrophilic.
This scission technique is used in genome-edited living organisms developed in Japan.
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He covers war, revolution, and the communist scission in Gramsci; the paradox between communist scission and united front; the communist refoundation and the united front in Gramsci, and the strategy of the anti-fascist united front.
High kinetic-energy ions striking the surface of polymer target are slowed down by electronic stopping mechanisms, resulting in chain scission, cross- linking, bond disruption, formation of free radicals and so on (Bouffard et al., 1995).
Chain scission is the degradation of a polymeric material in the absence of a chemical agent, in particular without oxygen.
Intensity of these peaks seems to increase with the irradiation dose.The observed new peaks at 100[degrees]C and the increase in its intensity with X-ray dose may be due to chain scission in PEEK polymer chain as a result of X- irradiation.