This is another one of those words that just jumps into your head and stays there for the rest of the day. I don’t understand.
According to Merriam-Webster, “schism” means a division or separation.
I’ve heard the term used in religious context before so I went to the Catholic Encyclopedia online to find out more. If anyone can decipher this, let me know. The theology professors love this site, but I find it incomprehensible. From the site, I understand a schism to be a disassociation from the Church.
Also, I’ve heard ‘schism’ used in a Regina Spektor song. It’s a good example I think. And it’s fun to listen to.