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Webster 1913 Edition


Separation

Sepˊa-ra′tion

,
Noun.
[L.
separatio
: cf. F.
séparation
.]
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Separation

SEPARA'TION

,
Noun.
[L. separatio.]
1. The act of separating, severing or disconnecting; disjunction; as the separation of the soul from the body.
2. The state of being separate; disunion; disconection.
All the days of his separation he is holy to the lord. Num. 6.
3. The operation of disuniting or decomposing substances; chimical analysis.
4. Divorce; disunion of married persons.

Definition 2022


Separation

Separation

See also: separation and séparation

German

Noun

Separation f (genitive Separation, plural Separationen)

  1. separation

separation

separation

See also: Separation and séparation

English

Noun

separation (countable and uncountable, plural separations)

  1. The act of disuniting two or more things, or the condition of being separated.
  2. The place at which a division occurs.
  3. An interval, gap or space that separates things.
  4. (law) An agreement terminating a relationship between husband and wife, but short of a divorce.
  5. (military) Departure from active duty, while not necessarily leaving the service entirely.

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  • separation” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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