- 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.
- separate but equal,
- separate school,
- separate the men from the boys,
- separate the sheep from the goats
Origin of separable
Examples from the Web for separable
Duration is not separable; and as something has ever been, something must ever be.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 6 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
When it is not separable into two segments, the Medipectus and the Postpectus forming one piece.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)|William Kirby
Therefore the F2 generation is made up of only two separable classes—flies with straight wings and flies with not-straight wings.Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophila|Thomas Hunt Morgan
Coccus (plural cocci), anciently a berry; now mostly used to denote the separable carpels or nutlets of a dry fruit.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
How long we ourselves have talked of political corruption as if it were separable from the privileged monopolies in business!The Conflict between Private Monopoly and Good Citizenship|John Graham Brooks
late 14c., from Latin separabilis, from separare (see separate (v.)). Related: Separability.