Separation definition

sĕpə-rāshən
The place where a separating occurs; break; division; gap.
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A separating or being separated.
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Something that separates.
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The act or process of moving apart or forcing something apart.

The separation of continents from a single landmass; the separation of railroad cars from a train.

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The condition of being so sorted or distinguished.

The unquestioned separation of labor by gender.

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An interval, gap or space that separates things.
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(military) Departure from active duty, while not necessarily leaving the service entirely.
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A legal arrangement by which a husband and wife remain married but live apart.
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The condition of being apart, especially the condition of two people who had lived together or been married living in different places.
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An interval or space that separates; a gap.

The separation between the lead runner and the pack was getting longer.

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The process of sorting or distinguishing into different components, groups, or categories.

The gradual separation of the sciences into physical and biological.

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The voluntary cessation by spouses of cohabitation and other marital relations.
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A formal legal severing of the relations between spouses that does not dissolve the marriage as in divorce.
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In some jurisdictions, divorce.
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The condition of a husband and wife who remain married but who live apart, whether by mutual agreement or by decree of a court. See also divorce.
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Termination of an employment contact.
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The act of disuniting two or more things, or the condition of being separated.
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Discharge, as from employment or military service.
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The place at which a division occurs.
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(law) An agreement terminating a relationship between husband and wife, but short of a divorce.
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The definition of a separation is a break, or the place where a split happens.

An example of a separation is one person leaving another.

An example of a separation is the perforation in paper towels where one towel is torn from another.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
separation
Plural:
separations

Origin of separation

  • Attested in the 15th Century CE; from Old French separation, from Latin separationem.

    From Wiktionary