separation

separation
[[t]se̱pəre͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]]
separations
1) N-VAR: oft N of/from/between n The separation of two or more things or groups is the fact that they are separate or become separate, and are not linked.

He believes in the separation of the races.

...a `Christian republic' in which there was a clear separation between church and state.

2) N-VAR During a separation, people who usually live together are not together.

She wondered if Harry had been unfaithful to her during this long separation...

All children will tend to suffer from separation from their parents and siblings.

3) N-VAR If a couple who are married or living together have a separation, they decide to live apart.

They agreed to a trial separation.

...loss of a loved one through death, separation or divorce.


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