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Definition of "separable" [sep•a•ra•ble]

  • Possible to separate: separable sheets of paper. (adjective)

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.

Use "separable" in a sentence
  • "Aristotle adds, however, that Socrates had stopped at the point here indicated: he had not gone on, like some others, to make those universal notions or definitions "separable" -- separable, that is to say, from the particular and concrete instances, from which he had gathered them."
  • "It's most likely because a large-scale event like an earthquake can't easily be separable from a small one like a landslide - the latter often triggered by the former."
  • "Also, defend your view that what “the result should be according to law” is actually separable from the conservative or liberal tendencies of the person writing the opinion?"