[sep-er-uh-buh l, sep-ruh-]
capable of being separated, parted, or dissociated.
- 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.
Origin of separable
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able to be separated, divided, or parted
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late 14c., from Latin separabilis, from separare (see separate (v.)). Related: Separability.
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