Meaning of SEPARABLE in English


— separability, separableness , n. — separably , adv.

/sep"euhr euh beuhl, sep"reuh-/ , adj.

1. capable of being separated, parted, or dissociated.

2. Math.

a. containing a countable dense subset.

b. (of a differential equation) capable of being written so that coefficients of the differentials of the independent and dependent variables are, respectively, functions of these variables alone. Cf. separation of variables .

[ 1350-1400; ME ( separabilis, equiv. to separa ( re ) to SEPARATE + -bilis -BLE ]

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