Meaning of SEPARATION in English



Pronunciation: ˌ se-p ə - ' r ā -sh ə n

Function: noun

Date: 14th century

1 : the act or process of separating : the state of being separated

2 a : a point, line, or means of division b : an intervening space : GAP <the separation between wheel spokes>

3 a : cessation of cohabitation between a married couple by mutual agreement or judicial decree b : termination of a contractual relationship (as employment or military service)

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.