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# separable

[sep-er-uh-buh l, sep-ruh-] /ˈsɛp ər ə bəl, ˈsɛp rə-/
1.
capable of being separated, parted, or dissociated.
2.
Mathematics.
1. containing a countable dense subset.
2. (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.
Origin of separable
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin sēparābilis, equivalent to sēparā(re) to separate + -bilis -ble
Related forms
separability, separableness, noun
nonseparability, noun
nonseparableness, noun
unseparableness, noun
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Examples from the web for separable
• If it stands up, it is a good wall, and the question of what purpose it serves is separable from that.
• If the look is inseparable from its timing, it is remarkably and uncomfortably separable from its agent.
• Our work is showing that these are all separable in the brain.
• Of course, principle and interest are never entirely separable.
• While populist economics is always nonsense, economics shouldn't be separable into two ideological camps.
• The deep question is whether that's really separable from the less attractive elements of the mid-century package.
• But these things are logically and practically separable.
• It seems to me that these two things are highly separable.
• Two of them are barely separable by telescope, and the third orbits one so closely it's impossible to see.
• In this context, politics and religion are not separable.
British Dictionary definitions for separable

## separable

/ˈsɛpərəbəl; ˈsɛprəbəl/
1.
able to be separated, divided, or parted
Derived Forms
separability, separableness, noun
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Word Origin and History for separable

late 14c., from Latin separabilis, from separare (see separate (v.)). Related: Separability.

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