Meaning of SEPARATION in English


/sep'euh ray"sheuhn/ , n.

1. an act or instance of separating or the state of being separated.

2. a place, line, or point of parting.

3. a gap, hole, rent, or the like.

4. something that separates or divides.

5. Law.

a. cessation of conjugal cohabitation, as by mutual consent.

b. See judicial separation .

6. Aerospace. the time or act of releasing a burned-out stage of a rocket or missile from the remainder.

7. Photog. See separation negative .

[ 1375-1425; late ME separation- (s. of separatio ), equiv. to separat ( us ) SEPARATE + -ion- -ION ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .