What Is the Definition of Rift?

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Rift can be defined as a crack, break or a split. For example a rift can occur if a certain school of thought emerges in a group and the rest are unable to accommodate it resulting in warring factions within the group.
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rift
[rift]
NOUN
1.
an opening made by splitting, cleaving, etc.; fissure; cleft; chink.
2.
an open space, as in a forest or cloud mass, or a clear interval.
3.
a break in friendly relations: a rift between two people; a rift between two nations.
4.
a difference in opinion, belief, or interest that causes such a break in friendly relations.
5.
the plane or direction along which a log or mass of granite can most easily be split.
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