re separation



1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin sēparātiōn- (stem of sēparātiō), equivalent to sēparāt(us) separate + -iōn- -ion

nonseparation, noun
preseparation, noun
reseparation, noun Unabridged
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separation (ˌsɛpəˈreɪʃən)
1.  the act of separating or state of being separated
2.  the place or line where a separation is made
3.  a gap that separates
4.  family law judicial separation Compare divorce the cessation of cohabitation between a man and wife, either by mutual agreement or under a decree of a court
5.  a.  the act of jettisoning a burnt-out stage of a multistage rocket
 b.  the instant at which such a stage is jettisoned

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Word Origin & History

1413, from O.Fr. separation, from L. separationem, n. of action from separare (see separate). Specific sense of "sundering of a married couple" is attested from 1600. Separation of powers first recorded 1788, in "Federalist" (Hamilton), from Fr. séparée de
la puissance (Montesquieu, 1748). Separation anxiety first attested 1943.
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