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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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La gauche a bien vide les lieux de contacts les plus etroits et intimes avec les populations dans les universites, les coins de la rue, les mosquees, les souks...La gauche s'est effilochee dans des scissions dechirantes.
Differentiation between processes involving random or crosslink scissions can be accomplished by employing a theory previously developed to study crosslinking and scission reactions during polymer irradiation (ref.
Face a ce climat, les memes sources prevoient que les scissions peuvent avoir lieu au sein du du Parti de l'Alliance democratique.
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We report the effect of HCl (C = 0-1.0 N) on the average number of chain scissions ([alpha]), molecular weight distribution (polydispersity), and the DA of the fragments.
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).
These phenomena can be ascribed to chain scissions of PS, whose molecular weights are more than 194,267 g/mol.