• IPA: /sɛpəˈɹeɪʃən/


  1. The act of disuniting two or more things, or the condition of being separated.
    Synonyms: detachment, disjunction, division, rupture, severance, Thesaurus:separation
    Antonyms: annexation, combination, unification, Thesaurus:junction
  2. The act or condition of two or more people being separated from one another.
  3. The act or condition of a married couple living in separate homes while remaining legally married.
    1. (legal) An agreement legalizing such an arrangement.
      Synonyms: divorce from bed and board
  4. The place at which a division occurs.
    Synonyms: border, boundary, demarcation
  5. An interval, gap or space that separates things or people.
    Synonyms: break, interstice, Thesaurus:interspace
  6. An object that separates two spaces.
    Synonyms: barrier, separator
  7. (military) Departure from active duty, while not necessarily leaving the service entirely.
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