The separation of continents from a single landmass; the separation of railroad cars from a train.
The unquestioned separation of labor by gender.
The separation between the lead runner and the pack was getting longer.
The gradual separation of the sciences into physical and biological.
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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Origin of separation
- Attested in the 15th Century CE; from Old French separation, from Latin separationem.