separateness


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sep·a·rate

 (sĕp′ə-rāt′)
v. sep·a·rat·ed, sep·a·rat·ing, sep·a·rates
v.tr.
1.
a. To set, force, or keep apart: The referee separated the two boxers.
b. To put space between; space apart or scatter: small farms that were separated one from another by miles of open land.
c. To form a border or barrier between (two areas or groups): A hedge separates the two yards.
d. To place in different groups; sort: separate mail by postal zones.
2.
a. To differentiate or discriminate between; distinguish: a researcher who separated the various ethnic components of the population sample.
b. To cause to be distinct or different: His natural talent separates him from all the others in the choir.
3. To remove from a mixture or combination; isolate.
4. To cause (one person) to stop living with another, or to cause (a couple) to stop living together, often by decree: She was separated from her husband last year. The couple have been separated for a year.
5. To terminate a contractual relationship with (someone); discharge.
v.intr.
1. To come apart; become detached: The lining has separated from the inside of the coat.
2. To withdraw or break away: The state threatened to separate from the Union.
3. To part company; go away from each other; disperse: The friends separated at the end of the school year.
4. To stop living together as a couple: They separated after 10 years of marriage.
5. To become divided into components or parts: Oil and water tend to separate.
adj. (sĕp′ər-ĭt, sĕp′rĭt)
1. Not touching or adjoined; detached: The garage is separate from the house.
2.
a. Existing or considered as an independent entity: The reference collection is separate from the rest of the library.
b. Dissimilar from all others; distinct or individual: a cable made of many separate fibers; two people who hold separate views on the issue.
c. often Separate Having undergone schism or estrangement from a parent body: Separate churches.
n. (sĕp′ər-ĭt, sĕp′rĭt)
Something that is separate or distinct, especially:
a. A garment, such as a skirt, jacket, or pair of slacks, that may be purchased separately and worn in various combinations with other garments.
b. A stereo component that is purchased separately and connected to other components as part of a system.
c. An offprint of an article.

[Middle English separaten, from Latin sēparātus, past participle of sēparāre : sē-, apart; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots + parāre, to prepare; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]

sep′a·rate·ly adv.
sep′a·rate·ness n.
Synonyms: separate, divide, part, sever, sunder, divorce
These verbs mean to become or cause to become parted, disconnected, or disunited. Separate applies both to putting apart and to keeping apart: "In the darkness and confusion, the bands of these commanders became separated from each other" (Washington Irving).
Divide implies separation by or as if by cutting or splitting into parts or shares; the term often refers to separation into opposing or hostile groups: We divided the orange into segments."'A house divided against itself cannot stand.' I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free" (Abraham Lincoln).
Part refers most often to the separation of closely associated persons or things: "Because ... nothing that God or Satan could inflict would have parted us" (Emily Brontë).
Sever usually implies abruptness and force: "His head was nearly severed from his body" (H.G. Wells).
Sunder stresses violent tearing or wrenching apart: The country was sundered by civil war. Divorce implies complete separation: "a priest and a soldier, two classes of men circumstantially divorced from the kind and homely ties of life" (Robert Louis Stevenson). See Also Synonyms at distinct.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.separateness - the state of being several and distinct
separation - the state of lacking unity
2.separateness - political independence; "seeking complete political separateness for Taiwan"
independence, independency - freedom from control or influence of another or others
3.separateness - the quality of being not alike; being distinct or different from that otherwise experienced or known
difference - the quality of being unlike or dissimilar; "there are many differences between jazz and rock"

separateness

noun
Translations
إنْفِصال
odloučenost
adskiltheddet at være adskilt
elkülönítettségelválasztottság
òaî aî vera aîskilinn
odlúčenosť

separateness

nGetrenntheit f, → Gesondertheit 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-).
References in classic literature ?
It was significant of the separateness between Lydgate's mind and Rosamond's that he had no impulse to speak to her on the subject; indeed, he did not quite trust her reticence towards Will.
No separateness or secession on the one side, nor bureaucracy on the other--that is the typically American idea that underlies the ideal telephone system.
If psychology is to be a separate science at all, we must seek a wider ground for its separateness than any that we have been considering hitherto.
Separateness, as, lands in severalty, i.e., lands held individually, not in joint ownership.
She became a sideshow curiosity because of her bound feet and "life of incomprehensible separateness." She ended up as an almshouse ward before vanishing from the historical record completely.
Sufficientarianism and the Separateness of Persons, SHLOMI SEGALL
But there is also an angry, greedy and self-interested part of us which insists on separateness and which thinks it can shatter the other and preserve itself.
The linguistic separateness was mostly for the purposes of ethnic marking.
Regularly "shedding the self" and experiencing the permeability of our boundaries while walking works to combat a sense of separateness.And it is precisely that sense of separateness that leads to feelings of loneliness.
One characteristic shared by most innovators is a sense of separateness and estrangement that manifests itself in a rejection of rules and norms, and a lack of interest in social interaction.
The first theme, creativity and originality, includes such characteristics as a sense of separateness, extreme confidence, and creativity.