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English noun: secession

1. secession (group) an Austrian school of art and architecture parallel to the French art nouveau in the 1890s


Broader (hypernym)art movement, artistic movement, school

2. Secession (act) the withdrawal of eleven southern states from the Union in 1860 which precipitated the American Civil War

Instance hypernymseparation

3. secession (act) formal separation from an alliance or federation


Broader (hypernym)separation

Narrower (hyponym)breakaway, breaking away

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