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inseparable

[in-sep-er-uh-buh l, -sep-ruh-]
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adjective
  1. incapable of being separated, parted, or disjoined: inseparable companions.
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noun Usually inseparables.
  1. inseparable objects, qualities, etc.
  2. inseparable companions or friends.
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Origin of inseparable

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Latin word insēparābilis. See in-3, separable
Related formsin·sep·a·ra·bil·i·ty, in·sep·a·ra·ble·ness, nounin·sep·a·ra·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for inseparability

Historical Examples

  • Whence arises the inseparability of the ideas of body and extension?

    Fundamental Philosophy, Vol. I (of 2)

    Jaime Luciano Balmes

  • We have already spoken as to the inseparability of attributes; we now speak as to that of matter.

    Aristotle

    George Grote

  • I do not either mean to postulate the inseparability of body and soul.

  • And in their inseparability they safeguard the great fundamental principles of authority and order.

  • They are three sisters, as such always inseparable, and in their inseparability alone are Graces.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood


British Dictionary definitions for inseparability

inseparable

adjective
  1. incapable of being separated or divided
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Derived Formsinseparability or inseparableness, nouninseparably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inseparability

n.

1620s, from Late Latin inseparabilitas, from Latin inseparabilis (see inseparable).

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inseparable

adj.

mid-14c., from Latin inseparabilis "that cannot be separated," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + separabilis, from separare (see separate (v.)). Related: Inseparably.

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