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separable

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adjective sep·a·ra·ble \ˈse-p(ə-)rə-bəl\

Simple Definition of separable

  • : capable of being separated

Full Definition of separable

  1. 1 :  capable of being separated or dissociated <separable parts>

  2. 2 obsolete :  causing separation

sep·a·ra·bil·i·ty play \ˌse-p(ə-)rə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
sep·a·ra·ble·ness noun

Examples of separable

  1. His religious and political beliefs are not always separable from each other.

  2. <the outdated belief that the atom is the smallest particle of matter and is not separable>



Origin of separable

Middle English, from Latin separabilis, from separare


First Known Use: 14th century



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