separable


sep·a·ra·ble

adjective \ˈse-p(ə-)rə-bəl\

: capable of being separated

Full Definition of SEPARABLE

1
:  capable of being separated or dissociated <separable parts>
2
obsolete :  causing separation
sep·a·ra·bil·i·ty \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the outdated belief that the atom is the smallest particle of matter and is not separable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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