[ sep-er-uh-buh l, sep-ruh- ]
/ ˈsɛp ər ə bəl, ˈsɛp rə- /


capable of being separated, parted, or dissociated.
  1. containing a countable dense subset.
  2. (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.


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Origin of separable

1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin sēparābilis, equivalent to sēparā(re) to separate + -bilis -ble

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British Dictionary definitions for separability

/ (ˈsɛpərəbəl, ˈsɛprəbəl) /


able to be separated, divided, or parted

Derived forms of separable

separability or separableness, nounseparably, adverb
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