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divide

2 noun
     
Related topics: Earth Sciences, Geography
divide2 [countable usually singular]
1 a strong difference between the beliefs or way of life of groups of people, that may make them hate each other:
The North/South divide is characteristic of Britain.
cultural/political/racial etc divide
people on both sides of the political divide
2 American EnglishSG a line of high ground between two river systems [= watershed]

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