What does separation mean?

Definitions for separation
ˌsɛp əˈreɪ ʃənsep·a·ra·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. separationnoun

    the state of lacking unity

  2. separation, breakup, detachmentnoun

    coming apart

  3. interval, separationnoun

    the distance between things

    "fragile items require separation and cushioning"

  4. separationnoun

    sorting one thing from others

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

  5. separationnoun

    the social act of separating or parting company

    "the separation of church and state"

  6. separationnoun

    the space where a division or parting occurs

    "he hid in the separation between walls"

  7. separationnoun

    the termination of employment (by resignation or dismissal)

  8. legal separation, separationnoun

    (law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement or under a court order)

  9. separationnoun

    the act of dividing or disconnecting

Wiktionary

  1. separationnoun

    The act of separating or the condition of being separated.

    Etymology: Attested in the 15th Century ; from separation, from separationem.

  2. separationnoun

    The place at which a division occurs.

    Etymology: Attested in the 15th Century ; from separation, from separationem.

  3. separationnoun

    An interval, gap or space that separates things.

    Etymology: Attested in the 15th Century ; from separation, from separationem.

  4. separationnoun

    An agreement terminating a relationship between husband and wife, but short of a divorce.

    Etymology: Attested in the 15th Century ; from separation, from separationem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Separationnoun

    the act of separating, or the state of being separated, or separate

    Etymology: [L. separatio: cf. F. sparation.]

  2. Separationnoun

    chemical analysis

    Etymology: [L. separatio: cf. F. sparation.]

  3. Separationnoun

    divorce

    Etymology: [L. separatio: cf. F. sparation.]

  4. Separationnoun

    the operation of removing water from steam

    Etymology: [L. separatio: cf. F. sparation.]

Freebase

  1. Separation

    Separation is an EP by Halou.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'separation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4687

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'separation' in Nouns Frequency: #1886

Anagrams for separation »

  1. antioperas

  2. asperation

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of separation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of separation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of separation in a Sentence

  1. Justin Amash:

    True to Washington's fears, Americans have allowed government officials, under assertions of expediency and party unity, to ignore the most basic tenets of our constitutional order : separation of powers, federalism and the rule of law, the result has been the consolidation of political power and the near disintegration of representative democracy.

  2. Tara Readedeserves:

    Im calling for the release of the documents being held by the University of Delaware that contain Bidens staff personnel records because I believe it will have my complaint form, as well as my separation letter and other documents, maybe if other staffers that have tried to file complaints would come to light -- why are they under seal ? And why wont they be released to the public ?

  3. Chris Paul:

    They turned up the intensity and the pressure a little bit and put a 37-point fourth quarter on us, there are a lot of things that happened over the course of the game for that separation to happen.

  4. Thomas Paine:

    Everything that is right or natural pleads for separation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, 'Tis time to part.

  5. James Chappell:

    Clarity on strategy is needed, with perhaps only a break-up able to crystallise value, our preference remains for a full separation of the investment bank with a listing in the U.S.

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    • A. commensal
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