great divide

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great di·vide • n. a distinction regarded as significant and very difficult to ignore or overcome: the great divide between workers and management. ∎  an event, date, or place seen as the point at which significant and irrevocable change occurs: to our parents, the war was the great divide. ∎  the boundary between life and death: she is still on the human side of the great divide. ∎  (Great Divide) another name for Continental Divide or Great Dividing Range.