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splitting

1. (of a headache) intolerably painful; acute
2. (of the head) assailed by an overpowering unbearable pain
3. Psychoanal the Freudian defence mechanism in which an object or idea (or, alternatively, the ego) is separated into two or more parts in order to remove its threatening meaning
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splitting

[′splid·iŋ]
(electronics)
In the scope presentation of the standard loran (2000 kilohertz), signals the slow diminution of the leading or lagging edge of the pulse so that it resembles two pulses and eventually a single pulse, which appears to be normal but which may be displaced in time by as much as 10,000 microseconds; this phenomenon is caused by shifting of the E1 reflections from the ionosphere, and if the deformation is that of the leading edge and is not detected, it will cause serious errors in the reading of the navigational parameter.
(mining engineering)
Lamina of mica with a maximum thickness of 0.0012 inch (30 micrometers), split from blocks and thins.
One of a pair of horizontal level headings driven through a pillar, in pillar workings, in order to mine the pillar coal.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

splitting

A defect in a painted surface; results from the penetration of solvents, contained in a fresh coat of paint, into an older layer of paint over which it has been applied; likely to occur when the old layer has been sanded too much.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Secondly, the managers' opinion on companies splitting stocks have been researched in the form of surveys and interpreted.
(d) Handling of share options and bonds with share options, for the splitting company
This splitting article starts with the last of those loads being split.
However, splitting a blood pressure medication and getting the wrong dose may cause fluctuations in blood pressure that produce immediate symptoms, such as lightheadedness.
Mulherin, "The Effects of Splitting on the Ex: A Microstructure Reconciliation," Financial Management, 21 (1992), pp.
Splitting scored tablets is already FDA-approved as safe and efficacious.
Pill splitting was fostered to save organizational money and not for the real benefit of patients.
That solar cell provides extra electrons that make the water splitting more efficient.
This perspective seems absent in the conversation about someone's church splitting. Gay and lesbian people have experienced the violence of exclusion at the hands of the church for centuries.
Similarly, gifts made by the transferor's spouse for which gift splitting will be elected are reported in the lower half of Part 1, 2 or 3 of Schedule A.