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separation

[ sep-uh-rey-shuhn ]
/ ˌsɛp əˈreɪ ʃən /
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noun
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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
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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
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