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separation

 
Noun separation has 9 senses
  1. separation - the act of dividing or disconnecting
    --1 is a kind of
    change of integrity
    --1 has particulars:
     avulsion; dissociation; secession, withdrawal; Secession; disunion; disconnection, disjunction; division; detachment, disengagement; tear; removal, remotion; division, partition, partitioning, segmentation, sectionalization, sectionalisation; divergence, divergency
    Derived form: verb separate2
  2. separation, breakup, detachment - coming apart
    --2 is a kind of change, alteration, modification
    --2 has particulars:
     rupture, breach, break, severance, rift, falling out; break
    Derived form: verb separate5
  3. separation - the state of lacking unity
    --3 is a kind of
    integrity, unity, wholeness
    Antonyms: union, unification
    --3 has particulars:
     discreteness, distinctness, separateness, severalty; isolation; discontinuity; disjunction, disjuncture, disconnection, disconnectedness; disassociation
  4. interval, separation - the distance between things; "fragile items require separation and cushioning"
    --4 is a kind of distance
    --4 has particulars: clearance
  5. separation - sorting one thing from others; "the separation of wheat from chaff"; "the separation of mail by postal zones"
    --5 is a kind of
    sorting
    --5 has particulars: threshing; winnow, winnowing, sifting
    Derived form: verb separate6
  6. separation - the social act of separating or parting company; "the separation of church and state"
    --6 is a kind of
    group action
    --6 has particulars:
     divorce, divorcement; seclusion; isolation, closing off; segregation, sequestration
    Derived form: verb separate11
  7. separation - the space where a division or parting occurs; "he hid in the separation between walls"
    --7 is a kind of
    space
  8. separation - termination of employment (by resignation or dismissal)
    --8 is a kind of
    result, resultant, final result, outcome, termination
  9. legal separation, separation - (law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement or under a court order)
    --9 is a kind of cessation, surcease
    Derived form: verb separate10
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