HyperDic: separation

English > 9 senses of the word separation:
NOUNstateseparationthe state of lacking unity
eventseparation, breakup, detachmentcoming apart
attributeseparation, intervalthe distance between things
actseparationsorting one thing from others
actseparationthe social act of separating or parting company
locationseparationthe space where a division or parting occurs
eventseparationthe termination of employment / employment (by resignation or dismissal)
actseparation, legal separation(law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement / agreement or under a court order)
actseparationthe act of dividing or disconnecting
separation > pronunciation
Soundsseh.perey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > separation: 9 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of lacking unity.
AttributesseparateIndependent
NarrowerdisassociationThe state of being unconnected in memory or imagination
discontinuitylack of connection or continuity
discreteness, distinctness, separateness, severaltyThe state of being several and distinct
disjunction, disjuncture, disconnection, disconnectednessstate of being disconnected
isolationA state of separation between persons or groups
BroaderstateThe way something is with respect to its main attributes
Oppositeunion, unificationThe state of being joined or united or linked
Spanishseparación
Catalandesunió, separació
English > separation: 9 senses > noun 2, event
Meaningcoming apart.
Synonymsbreakup, detachment
NarrowerbreakThe occurrence of breaking
rupture, breach, break, severance, rift, falling outA personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
Broaderchange, alteration, modificationAn event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
Spanishalejamiento, desapego, desprendimiento, desunión, separación
Catalandespreniment, desunió, ruptura, separació
Verbsseparatecome apart
English > separation: 9 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe distance between things.
Example"fragile items require separation and cushioning"
Synonyminterval
NarrowerclearanceThe distance by which one thing clears another
BroaderdistanceThe property created by the space between two objects or points
Spanishseparación
Catalandistància, interval, separació
English > separation: 9 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningsorting one thing from others.
Examples
  • "the separation of wheat from chaff"
  • "the separation of mail by postal zones"
NarrowerthreshingThe separation of grain or seeds from the husks and straw
winnow, winnowing, siftingThe act of separating grain from chaff
Broadersortinggrouping by class or kind or size
Spanishseparación
Catalanseparació
Verbsseparatedivide into components or constituents
English > separation: 9 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe social act of separating or parting company.
Example"the separation of church and state"
Narrowerdivorce, divorcementThe legal dissolution of a marriage
isolation, closing offThe act of isolating something
seclusionThe act of secluding yourself from others
segregation, sequestrationThe act of segregating or sequestering
separationism, separatismadvocacy of a policy of strict separation of church and state
Broadergroup actionaction taken by a group of people
Spanishseparación
Catalanseparació
Verbsseparatego one's own way / way
English > separation: 9 senses > noun 6, location
MeaningThe space where a division or parting occurs.
Example"he hid in the separation between walls"
BroaderspaceAn area reserved for some particular purpose
English > separation: 9 senses > noun 7, event
MeaningThe termination of employment / employment (by resignation or dismissal).
Broaderresult, resultant, final result, outcome, terminationSomething that results
Spanishbaja
English > separation: 9 senses > noun 8, act
Meaning(law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement / agreement or under a court order).
Synonymlegal separation
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broadercessation, surceaseA stopping
Spanishseparación legal
Catalanseparació legal
Verbsseparatediscontinue an association / association / association or relation
English > separation: 9 senses > noun 9, act
MeaningThe act of dividing or disconnecting.
InstancesSecessionThe withdrawal of eleven southern states from the Union in 1860 which precipitated the American Civil War
NarroweravulsionA forcible tearing or surgical separation of one body part from another
detachment, disengagementThe act of releasing from an attachment or connection
disconnection, disjunctionThe act of breaking / breaking a connection
dissociationThe act of removing from association / association / association / association
disunionThe termination or destruction of union
divergence, divergencyThe act of moving away in different direction from a common point
divisionThe act or process of dividing
division, partition, partitioning, segmentation, sectionalization, sectionalisationThe act of dividing or partitioning
removal, remotionThe act of removing
secession, withdrawalformal separation from an alliance or federation / federation
tearThe act of tearing / tearing
withdrawalThe act of ceasing to participate in an activity
Broaderchange of integrityThe act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
Spanishdesconexión, división, separación
Catalandesconnexió, divisió, ruptura, separació
Verbsseparateforce, take, or pull apart

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