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Meaning of separator

sep•a•ra•tor

Pronunciation: (sep'u-rā"tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that separates.
  2. any of various apparatus for separating one thing from another, as cream from milk, steam from water, or wheat from chaff.
  3. a device that prevents metal contact between plates of opposite charge in a storage battery.
  4. retainer (def. 3).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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