Naturally enough, the company says splitting itself into pieces would be a mistake.
Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez are splitting up, and now come the questions: Was he too “ugly” for his beautiful wife?
What will happen now that unique Keith and flailing Current are splitting up?
Michelle Goldberg on how the rebellion is splitting U.S. conservatives—and the fallout for the 2012 presidential campaign.
Al Qaeda in Iraq has been splitting its funds with al-Nusra, he says.
Down this valley, splitting the city in half, meanders the River Meuse.
splitting kindlings is the royal road to all their good graces.
"It's the meanest thing out,—that splitting on a pal," said the man who had been called Michael.
"He and Addison were splitting stove-wood in the yard," continued Theodora.
This is not produced, as is an additional finger found in the White Whale or Beluga, by a splitting of a finger.
1580s, from Middle Dutch splitten, from Proto-Germanic *spl(e)it- (cf. Danish and Frisian splitte, Old Frisian splita, German spleißen "to split"), from PIE *(s)plei- "to split, splice" (see flint).
Meaning "leave, depart" first recorded 1954, U.S. slang. Of couples, "to separate, divorce" from 1942. To split the difference is from 1715; to split (one's) ticket in the U.S. political sense is attested from 1842. Splitting image "exact likeness" is from 1880. Split screen is from 1953; split shift is from 1955; split personality first attested 1919. Split-level as a type of building plan is recorded from 1952. Split-second first attested 1884, in reference to a type of stopwatch with two second hands that could be stopped independently; adjectival meaning "occurring in a fraction of a second" is from 1946.
1861 as the name of the acrobatic feat, from split (v.). Meaning "sweet dish of sliced fruit with ice cream" is attested from 1920, American English.
splitting split·ting (splĭt'ĭng)
The chemical change in which a covalent bond in a molecule is cleaved, producing two or more simpler fragments.
v. split, split·ting, splits
To divide from end to end or along the grain by or as if by a sharp blow; tear.
To break, burst, or rip apart with force; rend.
To separate; disunite.
To break apart or divide a chemical compound into simpler constituents.
A marijuana cigarette: Smoking a spliff of high-octane chronic
[1936+ Narcotics; a West Indian term]