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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. reproducing by fission;

2. having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude;
- Example: "a breakaway faction"
[syn: breakaway, fissiparous, separatist]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fissiparous \Fis*sip"a*rous\, a. [L. fissus (p. p. of findere to split) + parere to bring forth: cf. F. fissipare.] (Biol.) Reproducing by spontaneous fission. See Fission. -- Fis*sip"a*rous*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fissiparous adj 1: reproducing by fission 2: having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude; "a breakaway faction" [syn: breakaway, fissiparous, separatist]