Abscind
Abscind Ab*scind", v. t. [L. absindere; ab + scindere to rend, cut. See {Schism}.] To cut off. [R.] ``Two syllables . . . abscinded from the rest.'' --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

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  • abscind — I verb amputate, break, cancel, cleave, clip, cut, decapitate, delete, detach, disconnect, disengage, disjoin, dismember, dispart, dissever, dissociate, disunite, divide, erase, excise, extirpate, mutilate, part, partition, rend, rive, rupture,… …   Law dictionary

  • abscind — (v.) 1650s, from L. abscindere to cut off (see ABSCISSA (Cf. abscissa)). Related: Abscinded; abscinding …   Etymology dictionary

  • abscind — /ab sind /, v.t. to sever. [1650 60; < L abscindere, equiv. to ab AB + scindere to divide, tear] * * * …   Universalium

  • abscind — verb To cut off. See Also: rescind, abscission, abscissa …   Wiktionary

  • abscind — ab·scind …   English syllables

  • abscind — /əbˈsɪnd / (say uhb sind) verb (t) to cut off; sever. {Latin abscindere cut off} …   Australian English dictionary

  • abscind —   v.t. cut off; pare …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • abscind — abˈsind transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Latin abscindere to cut or tear off, from ab ab (I) + scindere to cut, tear more at shed (to throw off) : to cut off …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nonaddition — (Roget s Thesaurus) Subduction < N PARAG:Nonaddition >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 subduction subduction subtraction Sgm: N 1 deduction deduction retrenchment Sgm: N 1 removal removal Sgm: N 1 ablation ablation sublation Sgm: N …   English dictionary for students

  • Abscissa — Ab*scis sa, n.; E. pl. {Abscissas}, L. pl. {Absciss[ae]}. [L., fem. of abscissus, p. p. of absindere to cut of. See {Abscind}.] (Geom.) One of the elements of reference by which a point, as of a curve, is referred to a system of fixed rectilineal …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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