dimidiation

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Continuing the Middle English dimydicion (circa 1425, in an arithmetical sense), from the Late Latin dīmidiātiō.

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dimidiation (countable and uncountable, plural dimidiations)

  1. The act of dividing into halves.
  2. The condition of being divided into halves.
  3. (heraldry) A marshalling of two coats of arms by the bisection per pale of their escutcheons and forming a new coat of arms from the dexter half of one coat and the sinister half of the other.

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