(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Dissension]
Syn. dissidence, discord, alienation, disunity; see disagreement 1 .
2. [Separation]
Syn. disconnection, partition, detachment; see division 1 , separation 1 .
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The act or an instance of separating one thing from another: detachment, disjunction, dis-juncture, disseverance, disseverment, division, divorce, divorcement, parting, partition, separation, severance, split. See ASSEMBLE, PART. 2. The condition of being divided, as in opinion: disunity, divergence, divergency, division, schism. See ASSEMBLE.

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