Parting
Parting Par"ting (p[aum]rt"[i^]ng), n. 1. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; division; separation. ``The parting of the way.'' --Ezek. xxi. 21. [1913 Webster]

2. A separation; a leave-taking. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

And there were sudden partings, such as press The life from out young hearts. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

3. A surface or line of separation where a division occurs. [1913 Webster]

4. (Founding) The surface of the sand of one section of a mold where it meets that of another section. [1913 Webster]

5. (Chem.) The separation and determination of alloys; esp., the separation, as by acids, of gold from silver in the assay button. [1913 Webster]

6. (Geol.) A joint or fissure, as in a coal seam. [1913 Webster]

7. (Naut.) The breaking, as of a cable, by violence. [1913 Webster]

8. (Min.) Lamellar separation in a crystallized mineral, due to some other cause than cleavage, as to the presence of twinning lamell[ae]. [1913 Webster]


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  • parting — ► NOUN 1) the action or an act of parting. 2) Brit. a line of scalp revealed by combing the hair away in opposite directions on either side …   English terms dictionary

  • parting — [pärt′iŋ] adj. 1. dividing; separating 2. departing 3. given, spoken, done, etc. at parting n. 1. the act of breaking, dividing, or separating 2. a place of division or separation; dividing point or line 3. something that separates or divides …   English World dictionary

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  • parting — index divergent, division (act of dividing), egress, estrangement, leave (absence), rift (disagreement) …   Law dictionary

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  • parting — [[t]pɑ͟ː(r)tɪŋ[/t]] partings 1) N VAR Parting is the act of leaving a particular person or place. A parting is an occasion when this happens. Parting from any one of you for even a short time is hard... It was a dreadfully emotional parting. 2)… …   English dictionary

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