Definition of seperation
1. separation [ n ] coming apartUsed in print:
(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)
Byron , since the separation from his wife had been living in a smallish house in Piccadilly_Terrace .Synonyms separation breakup detachment Related Terms change rupture break detach break_up
2. separation [ n ] the state of lacking unityUsed in print:
(Morton A. Kaplan and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach,...)
Indeed , with developed positivism , the separation of law from justice , or from morality generally , became quite specific .Synonyms separation Related Terms union integrity discontinuity isolation discreteness disassociation dissociation disjunction separate
3. separation [ n ] the distance between things
Examples: "fragile items require separation and cushioning"
(Mr. America, 4:6...)
But contest definition - that dramatic muscular separation of every muscle group that seems as though it must have been carved by a sculptor 's chisel - is something quite different .Synonyms separation interval Related Terms distance clearance divergence
4. separation [ n ] sorting one thing from others
Examples: : "the separation of wheat from chaff" "the separation of mail by postal zones"
5. separation [ n ] the social act of separating or parting company
Examples: "the separation of church and state"
(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)
Alex told her that there was no hurry for their breakfasts , trying at_the_same_time to effect a speedy separation of the persons before and behind him .Synonyms separation Related Terms group_action divorce isolation segregation seclusion legal_separation separate
6. separation [ n ] the space where a division or parting occurs
Examples: "he hid in the separation between walls"
7. separation [ n ] termination of employment (by resignation or dismissal)Synonyms separation Related Terms result
8. separation [ n ] (law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement or under a court order)Synonyms separation legal_separation Related Terms cessation law
9. separation [ n ] the act of dividing or disconnectingSynonyms separation Related Terms change_of_integrity removal division dissociation division detachment divergence tear disunion secession secession disconnection avulsion divergence separate
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