schism - Dictionary definition and meaning for word schism

(noun) division of a group into opposing factions
Synonyms : split
Example Sentence
  • another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy
(noun) the formal separation of a church into two churches or the withdrawal of one group over doctrinal differences

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Sounds like prism which splits light into colors.
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SIKHISM is faction like HINDUISM
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SCHISM is GROUPISM - A DIVISION into opposing groups through a difference in belief or opinion.
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while doing skiing ur legs went in different directions n u felt.......
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Every philosophical and political group is identified with a word that ends with "-"-ism." It's the "-ism" that defines their difference.
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remember it chisel>>> chisel DIVIDES rock or SPLITS it..
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