Dictionary.com

separation

[ sep-uh-rey-shuhn ]
/ ˌsɛp əˈreɪ ʃən /
Save This Word!

Definition of separation

noun
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of separation

1375–1425; late Middle English <Latin sēparātiōn- (stem of sēparātiō), equivalent to sēparāt(us) separate + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM separation

non·sep·a·ra·tion, nounpre·sep·a·ra·tion, nounre·sep·a·ra·tion, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use separation in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for separation

separation
/ (ˌsɛpəˈreɪʃən) /

noun
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
  1. the act of jettisoning a burnt-out stage of a multistage rocket
  2. the instant at which such a stage is jettisoned
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK