\\-ˌmidēˈāshən\ noun (-s)
Etymology: Late Latin dimidiation-, dimidiatio action of halving, from Latin dimidiatus + -ion-, -io -ion
: a formation of marshaling by joining the dexter half of one heraldic shield with the sinister half of another divided per pale or sometimes per bend

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