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Definition 1: the social act of separating or parting company - [noun denoting act]

Samples where separation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the separation of church and state

(separation is a kind of ...) action taken by a group of people

(... is a kind of separation ) the legal dissolution of a marriage

(... is a kind of separation ) the act of secluding yourself from others

(... is a kind of separation ) the act of isolating something; setting something apart from others

(... is a kind of separation ) the act of segregating or sequestering

"sequestration of the jury"

(... is a kind of separation ) advocacy of a policy of strict separation of church and state

Definition 2: the act of dividing or disconnecting - [noun denoting act]

(separation is a kind of ...) the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something

(... is a kind of separation ) the act of moving away in different direction from a common point

"an angle is formed by the divergence of two straight lines"

(... is a kind of separation ) the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart

(... is a kind of separation ) the act of removing

"he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy"

(... is a kind of separation ) the act of tearing

"he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear"

(... is a kind of separation ) the act of releasing from an attachment or connection

(... is a kind of separation ) the act or process of dividing

(... is a kind of separation ) the act of breaking a connection

(... is a kind of separation ) the termination or destruction of union

(... is a kind of separation ) formal separation from an alliance or federation

(... is a kind of separation ) the act of removing from association

(... is a kind of separation ) a forcible tearing or surgical separation of one body part from another

(... is a kind of separation ) the act of ceasing to participate in an activity

(... is an instance of separation) the withdrawal of eleven southern states from the Union in 1860 which precipitated the American Civil War

Definition 3: (law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement or under a court order) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for separation in the sense of this definition

(separation is a kind of ...) a stopping

"a cessation of the thunder"

(separation belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 4: sorting one thing from others - [noun denoting act]

Samples where separation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the separation of wheat from chaff
  • the separation of mail by postal zones

(separation is a kind of ...) grouping by class or kind or size

(... is a kind of separation ) the separation of grain or seeds from the husks and straw

"they used to do the threshing by hand but now there are machines to do it"

(... is a kind of separation ) the act of separating grain from chaff

"the winnowing was done by women"

Definition 5: the distance between things - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where separation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fragile items require separation and cushioning

Synonyms for separation in the sense of this definition

(separation is a kind of ...) the property created by the space between two objects or points

(... is a kind of separation ) the distance by which one thing clears another; the space between them

Definition 6: coming apart - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for separation in the sense of this definition

(separation is a kind of ...) an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

"the change was intended to increase sales" "this storm is certainly a change for the worse" "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"

(... is a kind of separation ) a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

"they hoped to avoid a break in relations"

(... is a kind of separation ) the occurrence of breaking

"the break in the dam threatened the valley"

Definition 7: the termination of employment (by resignation or dismissal) - [noun denoting event]

(separation is a kind of ...) something that results

"he listened for the results on the radio"

Definition 8: the space where a division or parting occurs - [noun denoting location]

Samples where separation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he hid in the separation between walls

(separation is a kind of ...) an area reserved for some particular purpose

"the laboratory's floor space"

Definition 9: the state of lacking unity - [noun denoting state]

(separation is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

(... is a kind of separation ) the state of being several and distinct

(... is a kind of separation ) a state of separation between persons or groups

(... is a kind of separation ) lack of connection or continuity

(... is a kind of separation ) state of being disconnected

(... is a kind of separation ) the state of being unconnected in memory or imagination

"I could not think of him in disassociation from his wife"

(... are attributes of separation) independent; not united or joint

"a problem consisting of two separate issues" "they went their separate ways" "formed a separate church"

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