split in

split in something

to divide into a certain number of groups. (The something can be half, thirds, two, quarters, etc.) Lightning struck the big tree and the trunk split in half. The vase dropped and split in quarters.
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The IRS's strategy appears to be to continue litigating the issue until there is a split in the circuits, inviting Supreme Court review.
Certiorari was granted because of the split in the circuit courts that is reflected in the cases contained in endnote 2.
26 per diluted share, adjusted for the three-for-two stock split in November 2000.