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English noun: schism

1. schism (act) division of a group into opposing factions


SamplesAnother schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy.


Synonymssplit


Broader (hypernym)division

2. schism (event) the formal separation of a church into two churches or the withdrawal of one group over doctrinal differences


Broader (hypernym)breach, break, falling out, rift, rupture, severance


Instance hyponymGreat Schism









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