This question has gotten two close votes, but no one has made any comments regarding it.
I don't object to it being closed, I've already gotten nice answers.
However, when casting close-votes, it's always helpful (for at least the first voter) to leave a comment with an explanation. (That's what I do when I vote to close.)
I see that the reason used is "Basic questions on spelling, meaning or pronunciation are off-topic as they should be answered using a dictionary."
So is the idea that I could have looked this up in a list of synonyms for "split"?