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English noun: separation

1. separation (state) the state of lacking unity


Broader (hypernym)state


Narrower (hyponym)disassociation, disconnectedness, disconnection, discontinuity, discreteness, disjunction, disjuncture, distinctness, isolation, separateness, severalty


Attributeseparate


Antonymsunification, union

2. separation (event) coming apart


Synonymsbreakup, detachment


Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification


Narrower (hyponym)breach, break, break, falling out, rift, rupture, severance

3. separation (attribute) the distance between things


SamplesFragile items require separation and cushioning.


Synonymsinterval


Broader (hypernym)distance


Narrower (hyponym)clearance

4. separation (act) sorting one thing from others


SamplesThe separation of wheat from chaff.
The separation of mail by postal zones.


Broader (hypernym)sorting


Narrower (hyponym)sifting, threshing, winnow, winnowing

5. separation (act) the social act of separating or parting company


SamplesThe separation of church and state.


Broader (hypernym)group action


Narrower (hyponym)closing off, divorce, divorcement, isolation, seclusion, segregation, separationism, separatism, sequestration

6. separation (location) the space where a division or parting occurs


SamplesHe hid in the separation between walls.


Broader (hypernym)space

7. separation (event) the termination of employment (by resignation or dismissal)


Broader (hypernym)final result, outcome, result, resultant, termination

8. separation (act) (law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement or under a court order)


Synonymslegal separation


Broader (hypernym)cessation, surcease


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

9. separation (act) the act of dividing or disconnecting


Broader (hypernym)change of integrity


Narrower (hyponym)avulsion, detachment, disconnection, disengagement, disjunction, dissociation, disunion, divergence, divergency, division, division, partition, partitioning, remotion, removal, secession, sectionalisation, sectionalization, segmentation, tear, withdrawal, withdrawal


Instance hyponymSecession









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