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scis·sure

 (sĭzh′ər, sĭsh′-)
n. Anatomy
A split or opening in an organ or part.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin scissūra, from scissus, past participle of scindere, to split; see scission.]

scissure

(ˈsɪʒə; ˈsɪʃə)
n
rare a longitudinal cleft
[C15: from Latin scissūra a rending, from Latin scindere to split]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scissure - a long narrow openingscissure - a long narrow opening    
chap - a crack in a lip caused usually by cold
chink - a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall
crevasse - a deep fissure
fatigue crack - a crack in metal resulting from metal fatigue
faulting, geological fault, fracture, break, fault, shift - (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; "they built it right over a geological fault"; "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"
opening, gap - an open or empty space in or between things; "there was a small opening between the trees"; "the explosion made a gap in the wall"
rift - a narrow fissure in rock
slit - a narrow fissure
split - a lengthwise crack in wood; "he inserted the wedge into a split in the log"
volcano, vent - a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt
References in classic literature ?
For, as it is noted, by one of the fathers, Christ's coat indeed had no seam, but the church's vesture was of divers colors; whereupon he saith, In veste varietas sit, scissura non sit; they be two things, unity and uniformity.
Scissura praised the work of city officials and commended their efforts to improve affordability in New York City.
Tra le parole e le cose, tra segno e senso, si e prodotto uno iato, si e aperta una scissura; l'ubiquo trionfo di un linguaggio ipocrita e ingannevole testimonia di una condizione umana ormai obliata e reietta, quale si riflette nella degradazione del corpo sociale stesso: la parola pubblica--in primis quella della Legge e delle istituzioni statuali--prende congedo dai valori fondanti una comunita, se ne discosta e vi si contrappone dando vita a un'universale impostura, a un mondo assurdo dai risvolti kafkiani.
"The laws on the books are not written for these new, disruptive technologies," said Carlo Scissura, head of the New York Building Congress.
When Markowitz and his wife Jamie bought a $1.45 million semi-detached home in 2009 in Windsor Terrace, Markowitz's chief of staff, Carlo Scissura, was listed in property records as the lawyer who handled the transaction, an apparent violation of rules barring public officials from using their employees for personal business, the Daily News reported.
Nell'ambito della filosofia della formazione sarebbe interessante ripensare la specificazione di De Lubac per poter addentrarsi nella scissura tra cio che e spirituale e cio che appartiene allo psichismo, in merito alla formazione e alla trasformazione dell'uomo.
La problematica della creazione artistica emerge in molti racconti cortazariani, come ricorrente e il motivo della scissione dell'io, dello sdoppiamento che raggiunge espressioni patologiche, ad esempio in Lejana, che Zangrilli interpreta come il segnale di una profonda crisi, di una scissura dell'io che anela al ricongiungimento, al ritrovamento della unita originaria.