Definitions of separation

  1. coming apart Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the distance between things; "fragile items require separation and cushioning" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement or under a court order) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the state of lacking unity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the act of dividing or disconnecting Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the social act of separating or parting company; "the separation of church and state" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. sorting one thing from others; "the separation of wheat from chaff"; "the separation of mail by postal zones" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. termination of employment (by resignation or dismissal) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. the space where a division or parting occurs; "he hid in the separation between walls" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. The act of separating, or the state of being separated, or separate. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Chemical analysis. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Divorce. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. The operation of removing water from steam. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A situation in which the partners in a married couple live apart. Spouses are said to be living apart if they no longer reside in the same dwelling, even though they may continue their relationship. A legal separation results when the parties separate and a court rules on the division of property, such as alimony or child support -- but does not grant a divorce.
  15. Legal dissolution of an officially recognized marriage relationship. Medical Dictionary DB
  16. The act of parting, dividing, or withdrawing; state of being divided or apart: legal parting of married persons. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Act of separating or disjoining: state of being separate: disunion: the state of a married couple legally living apart, without an absolute divorce. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. The act of separating; the state of being separated. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. The act of separating; disjunction; the state of being separate; disunion; divorce. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. Disjunction; disconnection; divorce. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. In vbl senses; esp. partial divorce, divorce from bed& board without dissolution of marriage tie (judicial s., ordered by court). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. n. Act of separating; disjunction;-state of being separate; disunion; disconnection;-act of resolving or decomposing substances; chemical analyst-divorce; disunion of married persons. Cabinet Dictionary