[sep-er-uh-buh l, sep-ruh-]
- capable of being separated, parted, or dissociated.
- containing a countable dense subset.
- (of a differential equation) capable of being written so that coefficients of the differentials of the independent and dependent variables are, respectively, functions of these variables alone.Compare separation of variables.
Origin of separable
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Examples from the Web for separability
The fact of its separability from the body, he says, is no proof of its being an accident.
He cannot have personality of his own, as God has no "separability."The Church of St. Bunco
For it is not the separability of an accident from its substance that makes it an accident, but its destruction, when separated.
Eyra says some at least of the Australians believe in the existence and separability of the soul.
He has demonstrated the separability of the soul by leaving and returning to his body at will.
- able to be separated, divided, or parted
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Word Origin and History for separability
late 14c., from Latin separabilis, from separare (see separate (v.)). Related: Separability.
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