1. [ noun ] coming apart
Synonyms: breakup detachment
Related terms: change rupture break detach break_up
2. [ noun ] the state of lacking unity
Related terms: union integrity discontinuity isolation discreteness disassociation dissociation disjunction separate
3. [ noun ] the distance between things
Synonyms: interval

"fragile items require separation and cushioning"

Related terms: distance clearance divergence
4. [ noun ] sorting one thing from others

: "the separation of wheat from chaff" "the separation of mail by postal zones"

Related terms: sorting threshing winnow separate
5. [ noun ] the social act of separating or parting company

"the separation of church and state"

Related terms: group_action divorce isolation segregation seclusion legal_separation separate
6. [ noun ] the space where a division or parting occurs

"he hid in the separation between walls"

Related terms: space
7. [ noun ] termination of employment (by resignation or dismissal)
Related terms: result
8. [ noun ] (law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement or under a court order)
Synonyms: legal_separation
Related terms: cessation law
9. [ noun ] the act of dividing or disconnecting
Related terms: change_of_integrity removal division dissociation division detachment divergence tear disunion secession secession disconnection avulsion divergence separate
Similar spelling:   separationist