Meaning of SEPARATION in English

SEPARATION

noun

1 being apart

ADJECTIVE

▪ complete , total

▪ clear , rigid , strict

▪ long

She is visiting her family after a long ~.

▪ physical , spatial

▪ constitutional

the constitutional ~ of church and state

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ between

the clear ~ of powers between the executive and the legislature

▪ ~ from

the ~ of children from their parents during the war

PHRASES

▪ ~ anxiety (= fear that a child feels when separated from its parents)

A common example of ~ anxiety occurs when children are left at day care.

▪ ~ of powers

the constitutional principle of ~ of powers

2 when a married couple lives apart

ADJECTIVE

▪ formal , judicial ( BrE ), legal

▪ trial

▪ parental ( esp. AmE )

SEPARATION + NOUN

▪ agreement ( esp. AmE )

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ between

the ~ between Mary and her husband

▪ ~ from

the ~ from his wife

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .