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English noun: severance

1. severance (event) a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

SamplesThey hoped to avoid a break in relations.

Synonymsbreach, break, falling out, rift, rupture

Broader (hypernym)breakup, detachment, separation

Narrower (hyponym)schism

2. severance (act) the act of severing


Broader (hypernym)cut, cutting

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