[ sep-uh-rey-shuh n ]
/ ˌsɛp əˈreɪ ʃən /
an act or instance of separating or the state of being separated.
a place, line, or point of parting.
a gap, hole, rent, or the like.
something that separates or divides.
- cessation of conjugal cohabitation, as by mutual consent.
- judicial separation.
Aerospace. the time or act of releasing a burned-out stage of a rocket or missile from the remainder.
Photography. separation negative.
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Origin of separation
OTHER WORDS FROM separationnon·sep·a·ra·tion, nounpre·sep·a·ra·tion, nounre·sep·a·ra·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-separation
/ (ˌsɛpəˈreɪʃən) /
the act of separating or state of being separated
the place or line where a separation is made
a gap that separates
family law the cessation of cohabitation between a man and wife, either by mutual agreement or under a decree of a courtCompare judicial separation, divorce
- the act of jettisoning a burnt-out stage of a multistage rocket
- the instant at which such a stage is jettisoned
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