Meaning of 'cleavage'

Find the meaning of the word ‘cleavage’

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Meaning of ‘cleavage’

5 definitions found.



the act of cleaving or splitting


the line formed by a groove between two parts (especially the separation between a woman's breasts)


(embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum

Synonyms: segmentation


the breaking of a chemical bond in a molecule resulting in smaller molecules


the state of being split or cleft

Example: "there was a cleavage between the liberal and conservative members"

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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