What does separation mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. separation(noun)

    the state of lacking unity

  2. separation, breakup, detachment(noun)

    coming apart

  3. interval, separation(noun)

    the distance between things

    "fragile items require separation and cushioning"

  4. separation(noun)

    sorting one thing from others

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

  5. separation(noun)

    the social act of separating or parting company

    "the separation of church and state"

  6. separation(noun)

    the space where a division or parting occurs

    "he hid in the separation between walls"

  7. separation(noun)

    the termination of employment (by resignation or dismissal)

  8. legal separation, separation(noun)

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

  9. separation(noun)

    the act of dividing or disconnecting


  1. separation(Noun)

    The act of separating or the condition of being separated.

  2. separation(Noun)

    The place at which a division occurs.

  3. separation(Noun)

    An interval, gap or space that separates things.

  4. separation(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Separation(noun)

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

  2. Separation(noun)

    chemical analysis

  3. Separation(noun)


  4. Separation(noun)

    the operation of removing water from steam

  5. Origin: [L. separatio: cf. F. sparation.]


  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

How to pronounce separation?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say separation in sign language?

  1. separation


  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. H.W. Mann:

    Separation is an illusion, we are all in this together

  2. Hassan Salem:

    There should be no separation between religion and politics.

  3. Lilian Calderon:

    He developed a separation anxiety that he didn't have before.

  4. James R. Cook:

    Governments without separation of powers commit the worst crimes.

  5. Deidre Berger:

    There is little separation, in the minds of many, between Jews and Israel.

Images & Illustrations of separation

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