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Meaning of SEPARATION

Pronunciation:  `sepu'reyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of dividing or disconnecting
  2. [n]  the social act of separating or parting company; "the separation of church and state"
  3. [n]  (law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement or under a court order)
  4. [n]  sorting one thing from others; "the separation of wheat from chaff"; "the separation of mail by postal zones"
  5. [n]  the distance between things; "fragile items require separation and cushioning"
  6. [n]  termination of employment (by resignation or dismissal)
  7. [n]  coming apart
  8. [n]  the space where a division or parting occurs; "he hid in the separation between walls"
  9. [n]  the state of lacking unity
 

SEPARATION is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: breakup, detachment, interval, legal separation
 
 Antonyms: unification, union
 
 See Also: alteration, avulsion, breach, break, cessation, change, change of integrity, clearance, closing off, detachment, disassociation, disconnectedness, disconnection, disconnection, discontinuity, discreteness, disengagement, disjunction, disjunction, disjuncture, dissociation, distance, distinctness, disunion, divergence, divergence, divergency, division, divorce, divorcement, falling out, final result, group action, integrity, isolation, isolation, modification, outcome, partition, partitioning, remotion, removal, result, resultant, rift, rupture, secession, seclusion, sectionalisation, sectionalization, segmentation, segregation, separateness, sequestration, severalty, severance, sifting, sorting, space, surcease, tear, termination, threshing, unity, wholeness, winnow, winnowing, withdrawal

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sep`a*ra"tion\, n. [L. separatio: cf. F.
s['e]paration.]
The act of separating, or the state of being separated, or
separate. Specifically:
(a) Chemical analysis.
(b) Divorce.
(c) (Steam Boilers) The operation of removing water from
    steam.

{Judicial separation} (Law), a form of divorce; a separation
   of man and wife which has the effect of making each a
   single person for all legal purposes but without ability
   to contract a new marriage. --Mozley & W.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming of a separation, represents a waking situation or relationship that is breaking apart. You may be experiencing separation anxiety. Alternatively, it indicates that you are feeling torn apart and divided. Your feelings are pulling you in opposite directions.
 

 

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