Meaning of SEPARABLE in English


/ ˈsepərəbl; NAmE / adjective


separable (from sth) that can be separated from sth, or considered separately :

The moral question is not entirely separable from the financial one.


( grammar ) ( of a phrasal verb ) that can be used with the object going either between the verb and the particle or after the particle :

The phrasal verb 'tear up' is separable because you can say 'She tore the letter up' or 'She tore up the letter'.

OPP inseparable

►  sep·ar·abil·ity / ˌseprəˈbɪləti; NAmE / noun [ U ]



late Middle English : from Latin separabilis , from separare disjoin, divide, from se- apart + parare prepare.

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