separation: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sep"u-rā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. an act or instance of separating or the state of being separated.
  2. a place, line, or point of parting.
  3. a gap, hole, rent, or the like.
  4. something that separates or divides.
    1. cessation of conjugal cohabitation, as by mutual consent.
    2. Seejudicial separation.
  5. the time or act of releasing a burned-out stage of a rocket or missile from the remainder.
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Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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