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Definitions and Synonyms of cleavage | Another word for cleavage | What is cleavage?

Definition 1: the act of cleaving or splitting - [noun denoting act]

(cleavage is a kind of ...) the act or process of dividing

Definition 2: the line formed by a groove between two parts (especially the separation between a woman's breasts) - [noun denoting body]

(cleavage is a kind of ...) a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve

"in the abdominal region"

Definition 3: (embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for cleavage in the sense of this definition

(cleavage is a kind of ...) the process in reproduction and growth by which a cell divides to form daughter cells

(... is part of cleavage) the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus

(cleavage belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms

Definition 4: the breaking of a chemical bond in a molecule resulting in smaller molecules - [noun denoting process]

(cleavage is a kind of ...) (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved

Definition 5: the state of being split or cleft - [noun denoting state]

Samples where cleavage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a cleavage between the liberal and conservative members

(cleavage is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

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