Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

Split may refer to any of the following:

1. Taking one whole object and dividing it into two or more sections. For example, a user may take one full window and split that window into two windows allowing two or more files to show at once like the example below.

Windows 7 Smart Window

2. Split is the processes of taking a segment of data and dividing the data into two or more portions.

3. When referring to a chat server, a split is the separation of one or more chat servers.

4. With programming split is a function in many languages to help divide data. For example, you could split a sentence by the spaces to get a word count of the sentence. See our word count definition for further information and an example.

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