Meaning of SEPARATION in English
n. 1 the act or an instance of separating; the state of being separated. 2 (in full judicial separation or legal separation) an arrangement by which a husband and wife remain married but live apart. 3 any of three or more monochrome reproductions of a coloured picture which can combine to reproduce the full colour of the original. separation order an order of court for judicial separation.
[ ME f. OF f. L separatio -onis (as SEPARATE) ]
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012