Puncture vs Split - What's the difference?

puncture | split |


As a noun puncture

is the act or an instance of puncturing.

As a verb puncture

is to pierce; to break through; to tear a hole.

As a proper noun split is

a port city in croatia.

puncture

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act or an instance of puncturing.
  • * 2012 , July 15. Richard Williams in Guardian Unlimited, Tour de France 2012: Carpet tacks cannot force Bradley Wiggins off track
  • A tough test for even the strongest climber, it was new to the Tour de France this year, but its debut will be remembered for the wrong reasons after one of those spectators scattered carpet tacks on the road and induced around 30 punctures among the group of riders including Bradley Wiggins, the Tour's overall leader, and his chief rivals.
  • A hole, cut, or tear created by a sharp object.
  • * 2001 , , Dutton, ISBN 0525946284, page 340,
  • Dieter's car had suffered a puncture on the RN3 road between Paris and Meaux. A bent nail was stuck in the tire.
  • * Rambler
  • A lion may perish by the puncture of an asp.

    Synonyms

    * flat tyre; (informal US) flat

    Derived terms

    * puncturer

    Verb

  • To pierce; to break through; to tear a hole.
  • The needle punctured the balloon instantly.

    Derived terms

    * aquapuncture * electropuncture * laserpuncture * punctured interval * punctured neighborhood

    split

    English

    Adjective

    (split exact sequence) (-)
  • See (verb).
  • Republicans appear split on the centerpiece of Mr. Obama's economic recovery plan.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=December 19 , author=Kerry Brown , title=Kim Jong-il obituary , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=With the descent of the cold war, relations between the two countries (for this is, to all intents and purposes, what they became after the end of the war) were almost completely broken off, with whole families split for the ensuing decades, some for ever.}}
  • (algebra, of a short exact sequence) Having the middle group equal to the direct product of the others.
  • Comprising half decaffeinated and half caffeinated espresso.
  • Derived terms

    * split-shot

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A crack or longitudinal fissure.
  • A breach or separation, as in a political party; a division.
  • A piece that is split off, or made thin, by splitting; a splinter; a fragment.
  • (leather manufacture) One of the sections of a skin made by dividing it into two or more thicknesses.
  • The acrobatic feat of spreading the legs flat on the floor 180 degrees apart, either sideways to the body or with one leg in front and one behind, thus lowering the body completely to the floor.
  • (baseball, slang) A split-finger fastball.
  • He’s got a nasty split .
  • (bowling) A result of a first throw that leaves two or more pins standing with one or more pins between them knocked down.
  • A dessert or confection resembling a banana split.
  • A unit of measure used for champagne or other spirits: 18.75 centiliter or 1/4 quarter of a standard .75 liter bottle. Commercially comparable to 1/20th (US) gallon, which is 1/2 of a fifth.
  • A bottle of wine containing 0.375 liters, 1/2 the volume of a standard .75 liter bottle; a demi.
  • (athletics) The elapsed time at specific intermediate point(s) in a race.
  • In the 3000m race, his 800m split was 1:45.32
  • (construction) A tear resulting from tensile stresses.
  • (gambling) A division of a stake happening when two cards of the kind on which the stake is laid are dealt in the same turn.
  • (music) A recording containing songs by multiple artists.
  • Verb

  • (ergative) Of something solid, to divide fully or partly along a more or less straight line.
  • * (Robert Boyle) (1627-1691)
  • a huge vessel of exceeding hard marble split asunder by congealed water
  • To share; to divide.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author= Katie L. Burke
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= In the News , passage=The critical component of the photosynthetic system is the “water-oxidizing complex”, made up of manganese atoms and a calcium atom. This system splits water molecules and delivers some of their electrons to other molecules that help build up carbohydrates.}}
  • (slang) To leave.
  • to separate or break up.
  • To be broken; to be dashed to pieces.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The ship splits on the rock.
  • To burst out laughing.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Each had a gravity would make you split .
  • (slang, dated) To divulge a secret; to betray confidence; to peach.
  • (Thackeray)
  • (sports) In athletics (esp. baseball), when both teams involved in a doubleheader each win one game and lose another game.
  • (split)
  • Derived terms

    * side-splitting * split up (verb )