Pronunciation: (split'ing), [key]
1. being split or causing something to split.
2. violent or severe, as a headache.
3. very fast or rapid.
Usually, splittings. a part or fragment that has been split off from something: Some cavemen made their smaller tools from the splittings of stone.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.