- cessation of conjugal cohabitation, as by mutual consent.
- judicial separation.
- separate wheat from chaff,
- separating funnel,
- separation anxiety,
- separation center,
- separation energy,
- separation negative,
- separation of church and state
Origin of separation
Examples from the Web for separation
Enter Americans United for Separation of Church and State, which threatened to sue.
But the second thing is the way this city has changed in recent years, the intensification of the separation.
But does John accept Brenda the wife and Brenda the professional after two full years of separation?
Thanks again to the Founding Fathers for the separation of powers!In North Carolina, GOP Overreach May Be More Unpopular Than Obama|Dean Obeidallah|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The hero first enters a period known as separation, where he leaves his past and enters a new life of adventure.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero|Regina Lizik|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The intention is present of separating (or effecting a separation) from the injured spouse.Ifugao Law|R. F. Burton
But his brothers, hearing him speak of the homeless life, felt their hearts grieved with the apprehension of separation.The Gtakaml|rya Sra
The elevation of temperature within certain limits, hastens the separation.Domestic Animals|Richard L. Allen
Wool freshly shorn or in any other way separated from the skin shall also be subject to seizure immediately upon its separation.
She could not decide how far the public was to be told the truth about the poet's separation from his wife.Night and Day|Virginia Woolf
- the act of jettisoning a burnt-out stage of a multistage rocket
- the instant at which such a stage is jettisoned
c.1400, from Old French separacion (Modern French séparation), from Latin separationem (nominative separatio) noun of action from past participle stem of separare (see separate (v.)). Specific sense of "sundering of a married couple" is attested from c.1600. Sense in photography is from 1922. Separation of powers first recorded 1788, in "Federalist" (Hamilton), from French séparée de la puissance (Montesquieu, 1748). Separation anxiety first attested 1943.