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sep·a·ra·tion

 (sĕp′ə-rā′shən)
n.
1.
a. 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.
b. The condition of being apart, especially the condition of two people who had lived together or been married living in different places.
c. An interval or space that separates; a gap: The separation between the lead runner and the pack was getting longer.
2.
a. The process of sorting or distinguishing into different components, groups, or categories: the gradual separation of the sciences into physical and biological.
b. The condition of being so sorted or distinguished: the unquestioned separation of labor by gender.
3. Law
a. The voluntary cessation by spouses of cohabitation and other marital relations.
b. A formal legal severing of the relations between spouses that does not dissolve the marriage as in divorce.
c. In some jurisdictions, divorce.
4. Discharge, as from employment or military service.

separation

(ˌsɛpəˈreɪʃən)
n
1. the act of separating or state of being separated
2. the place or line where a separation is made
3. a gap that separates
4. (Law) family law the cessation of cohabitation of a married couple, either by mutual agreement or under a decree of a court. Compare judicial separation, divorce
5. (Astronautics)
a. the act of jettisoning a burnt-out stage of a multistage rocket
b. the instant at which such a stage is jettisoned

sep•a•ra•tion

(ˌsɛp əˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. an act or instance of separating or the state of being separated.
2. a place, line, or point of parting.
3. a gap; hole.
4. something that separates or divides.
5. cessation of conjugal cohabitation by mutual consent or by decree.
6. the time or act of releasing a burned-out stage of a rocket or missile from the remainder.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin]

Separation


the act of estrangement or separation, as in marriage. Also alienation.
abalienation.
the state or condition of being separate. See also property and ownership.
1. the act or process of severing or separating.
2. the state or condition of being severed or separated, as in the ending of a relationship.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.separation - the state of lacking unity
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
discreteness, separateness, severalty, distinctness - the state of being several and distinct
isolation - a state of separation between persons or groups
discontinuity - lack of connection or continuity
disconnectedness, disconnection, disjunction, disjuncture - state of being disconnected
disassociation - the state of being unconnected in memory or imagination; "I could not think of him in disassociation from his wife"
unification, union - the state of being joined or united or linked; "there is strength in union"
2.separation - coming apart
alteration, change, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
falling out, severance, rupture, rift, breach, break - a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
break - the occurrence of breaking; "the break in the dam threatened the valley"
3.separation - the distance between things; "fragile items require separation and cushioning"
distance - the property created by the space between two objects or points
clearance - the distance by which one thing clears another; the space between them
4.separation - sorting one thing from others; "the separation of wheat from chaff"; "the separation of mail by postal zones"
threshing - the separation of grain or seeds from the husks and straw; "they used to do the threshing by hand but now there are machines to do it"
sorting - grouping by class or kind or size
sifting, winnow, winnowing - the act of separating grain from chaff; "the winnowing was done by women"
5.separation - the social act of separating or parting company; "the separation of church and state"
group action - action taken by a group of people
divorce, divorcement - the legal dissolution of a marriage
seclusion - the act of secluding yourself from others
closing off, isolation - the act of isolating something; setting something apart from others
sequestration, segregation - the act of segregating or sequestering; "sequestration of the jury"
separationism, separatism - advocacy of a policy of strict separation of church and state
6.separation - the space where a division or parting occurs; "he hid in the separation between walls"
space - an area reserved for some particular purpose; "the laboratory's floor space"
7.separation - the termination of employment (by resignation or dismissal)
final result, outcome, resultant, termination, result - something that results; "he listened for the results on the radio"
8.separation - (law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement or under a court order)
cessation, surcease - a stopping; "a cessation of the thunder"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
9.separation - the act of dividing or disconnectingseparation - the act of dividing or disconnecting
change of integrity - the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
avulsion - a forcible tearing or surgical separation of one body part from another
dissociation - the act of removing from association
secession, withdrawal - formal separation from an alliance or federation
disunion - the termination or destruction of union
disjunction, disconnection - the act of breaking a connection
division - the act or process of dividing
disengagement, detachment - the act of releasing from an attachment or connection
tear - the act of tearing; "he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear"
remotion, removal - the act of removing; "he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy"
sectionalisation, sectionalization, segmentation, partitioning, partition, division - the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
divergence, divergency - the act of moving away in different direction from a common point; "an angle is formed by the divergence of two straight lines"
withdrawal - the act of ceasing to participate in an activity

separation

noun
2. split-up, parting, split, divorce, break-up, farewell, rift, estrangement, leave-taking They agreed to a trial separation.

separation

noun
1. The act or an instance of separating one thing from another:
2. The act or process of detaching:
3. The act or an instance of distinguishing:
4. The act or process of isolating:
5. A space or interval between objects or points:
Translations
إنفِصال بين زَوْجَيْناِنْفِصالفَصْل، إنْفِصال
odloučenírozdělenírozluka
separationadskillelse
erottaminen
odvajanje
elválasztáskülönéléstávolságköz
hjónaskilnaîurskilnaîur
分離
분리
ločitev
separation
การแยกจากกัน
ayrılmaayrı yaşama
sự chia cắt

separation

[ˌsepəˈreɪʃən] Nseparación f

separation

[ˌsɛpəˈreɪʃən] n
(= fact of being apart) → séparation f
separation from sb
the separation of an infant from its mother → la séparation d'un nourrisson et de sa mère, la séparation d'un nourrisson de sa mère
Children recover quickly from a brief separation from their parents → Les enfants se remettent rapidement d'une brève séparation avec leurs parents.
(= split from partner) → séparation fseparation anxiety nangoisse f de séparation

separation

nTrennung f; (Chem also) → Scheidung f; (of rocket etc)Abtrennung f(from von)

separation

[ˌsɛpəˈreɪʃn] nseparazione f

separate

(ˈsepəreit) verb
1. (sometimes with into or from) to place, take, keep or force apart. He separated the money into two piles; A policeman tried to separate the men who were fighting.
2. to go in different directions. We all walked along together and separated at the cross-roads.
3. (of a husband and wife) to start living apart from each other by choice.
(-rət) adjective
1. divided; not joined. He sawed the wood into four separate pieces; The garage is separate from the house.
2. different or distinct. This happened on two separate occasions; I like to keep my job and my home life separate.
ˈseparateness noun
ˈseparable adjective
that can be separated.
ˈseparately (-rət-) adverb
in a separate way; not together.
ˈseparates (-rəts) noun plural
garments (eg jerseys, skirts, trousers, blouses, shirts) that can be worn together in varying combinations.
ˌsepaˈration noun
1. the act of separating or the state or period of being separated. They were together again after a separation of three years.
2. a (legal) arrangement by which a husband and wife remain married but live separately.
ˈseparatist (-rə-) noun
a person who urges separation from an established political state, church etc.
ˈseparatism noun
separate off
to make or keep (a part or parts) separate.
separate out
to make or keep separate or distinct.
separate up (often with into)
to divide. The house has been separated up into different flats.

separate is spelt with -ar- (not -er-).

separation

اِنْفِصال odloučení separation Trennung χωρισμός separación erottaminen séparation odvajanje separazione 分離 분리 scheiding separasjon rozdzielenie separação разделение separation การแยกจากกัน ayrılma sự chia cắt 分离

sep·a·ra·tion

n. separación, división; selección.

separation

n separación f; (couple) separación, ruptura
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Meg had an extra row of little curlpapers across her forehead, Jo had copiously anointed her afflicted face with cold cream, Beth had taken Joanna to bed with her to atone for the approaching separation, and Amy had capped the climax by putting a colthespin on her nose to uplift the offending feature.
When he heard of your arrival at Edward," said Heyward, kindly, "there was a powerful struggle in his bosom between fear and love; though the latter, heightened, if possible, by so long a separation, quickly prevailed.
But I was infatuated--I was blind with victory, though even then the very effect that was to have brought him so much nearer was already that of added separation.
Gradually there was effected a separation between the spectators and the guests--a separation at least sufficiently complete for working purposes.
In such a case, you write to your wife, and send messages to your children; but Tom could not write,--the mail for him had no existence, and the gulf of separation was unbridged by even a friendly word or signal.
She saw herself sink from the sublime height of motherhood to the somber depths of unmodified slavery, the abyss of separation between her and her boy was complete.
Rebecca moved quietly towards the door, and the young Burches cataracted after her as if they could not bear a second's separation.
For what this separation is done, I do not know, unless it be to hinder the development of the child's affection toward its mother, and to blunt and destroy the natural affection of the mother for the child.
She felt herself a most fortunate woman; and she had lived long enough to know how fortunate she might well be thought, where the only regret was for a partial separation from friends whose friendship for her had never cooled, and who could ill bear to part with her.
Besides, school would be a complete change: it implied a long journey, an entire separation from Gateshead, an entrance into a new life.
Have you considered how you'll bear the separation, and how he'll bear to be quite deserted in the world?
Who could speak the dreadful words, while the first tears were wet on their cheeks, while the first pang of separation was at its keenest in their hearts, while the memory of the funeral was not a day old yet?

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