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Definition of "separation" []

  • The act or process of separating. (noun)
  • The condition of being separated. (noun)
  • The place at which a division or parting occurs. (noun)
  • An interval or space that separates; a gap. (noun)
  • Law An agreement or court decree terminating a spousal relationship. (noun)
  • The act of separating or state of being separated (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The place or line where a separation is made (noun)
  • A gap that separates (noun)
  • The cessation of cohabitation of a married couple, either by mutual agreement or under a decree of a court (noun)
  • The act of jettisoning a burnt-out stage of a multistage rocket (noun)
  • The instant at which such a stage is jettisoned (noun)

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Use "separation" in a sentence
  • "Does a a receiver gain separation from the defender at the break point, which is the instant he makes his move?"
  • "Did Bowe gain separation from the defender at the break point, which is the instant he makes his move?"
  • "In that case, they would put the word separation in the Ego column and the word unity in the Spirit column."