[ sep-uh-rey-triks, sep-uh-rey- ]
/ ˈsɛp əˌreɪ trɪks, ˌsɛp əˈreɪ- /
noun, plural sep·a·ra·tri·ces [sep-uh-rey-tri-seez, -er-uh-trahy-seez] /ˌsɛp əˈreɪ trɪˌsiz, -ər əˈtraɪ siz/, sep·a·ra·trix·es.
something that divides or separates, as the line between light and dark areas on a partially illuminated surface.
Mathematics. one of several symbols for separating components of a number, as a decimal point or comma.
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British Dictionary definitions for separatrix
/ (ˈsɛpəˌreɪtrɪks) /
noun plural separatrices (ˌsɛpəˈreɪtrɪˌsiːz)
another name for solidus (def. 1)
Word Origin for separatrix
via New Latin from Late Latin, feminine of sēparātor one that separates
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