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separable

[sep-er-uh-buh l, sep-ruh-] /ˈsɛp ər ə bəl, ˈsɛp rə-/
adjective
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
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin sēparābilis, equivalent to sēparā(re) to separate + -bilis -ble
Related forms
separability, separableness, noun
separably, adverb
nonseparability, noun
nonseparable, adjective
nonseparableness, noun
nonseparably, adverb
unseparable, adjective
unseparableness, noun
unseparably, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for un separable

separable

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

separable

adj.

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

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