HyperDic: cleavage

English > 5 senses of the word cleavage:
NOUNstatecleavagethe state of being split or cleft
processcleavagethe breaking of a chemical bond in a molecule resulting in smaller molecules
processcleavage, segmentation(embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum
bodycleavagethe line formed by a groove between two parts (especially the separation between a woman's breasts)
actcleavagethe act of cleaving or splitting
cleavage > pronunciation
Soundskliy'vahjh; kliy'vihjh
Rhymesacreage ... wreckage: 85 rhymes with ahjh...
abridge ... yardage: 133 rhymes with ihjh...
English > cleavage: 5 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being split or cleft.
Example"there was a cleavage between the liberal and conservative members"
BroaderstateThe way something is with respect to its main attributes
Spanishescisión
English > cleavage: 5 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningThe breaking of a chemical bond in a molecule resulting in smaller molecules.
Broaderchemical process, chemical change, chemical action(chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
English > cleavage: 5 senses > noun 3, process
Meaning(embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum.
Synonymsegmentation
CategoryembryologyThe branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms
Part ofpregnancy, gestation, maternityThe state of being pregnant
Broadercell division, cellular divisionThe process in reproduction and growth by which a cell divides to form daughter cells
Spanishdivisión celular, división, segmentación
Catalansegmentació
English > cleavage: 5 senses > noun 4, body
MeaningThe line formed by a groove between two parts (especially the separation between a woman's breasts).
Broaderarea, regionA part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
Spanishescote
Catalanclivella, escot
English > cleavage: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of cleaving or splitting.
BroaderdivisionThe act or process of dividing
Verbscleaveseparate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument

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