Part of speech: noun

The act of separating; the state of being separated.

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Usage examples "separation":

  1. Be content to bear this separation awhile, for 'tis working good for us both. - "Dawn", Mrs. Harriet A. Adams.
  2. So, since the original separation of the metals was highly irregular, no geologist can say with certainty where gold or silver, lead or tin, will be found in the greatest quantity. - "The Boy With the U.S. Miners", Francis Rolt-Wheeler.
  3. The body and the soul, like two friends, strongly resisted the various circumstances which rendered their eternal separation imperative and absolute. - "The Best Psychic Stories", Various.