Simple Definition of separation
: the act of separating people or things or the state of being separated
: a situation in which a husband and wife live apart from each other
Full Definition of separation
2a : a point, line, or means of divisionb : an intervening space : gap <the separation between wheel spokes>
3a : cessation of cohabitation between a married couple by mutual agreement or judicial decreeb : termination of a contractual relationship (as employment or military service)
Examples of separation in a sentence
After a separation of 30 years, she visited her family in Cuba.
Moving away meant separation from his family.
First Known Use of separation
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SEPARATION Defined for Kids
Definition of separation for Students
1 : the act of setting or pulling apart : the state of being set or pulled apart
2 : a point or line at which something is divided
3 : a space between <The buildings have a narrow separation.>
Legal Definition of separation
1 : cessation of cohabitation between a married couple by mutual agreement with intent that it be permanent; also : legal separation — compare divorce Editor's note: In some cases in which the estrangement is extreme, a separation is considered to have occurred even when the couple retain the same residence if they have stopped communicating and engaging in sexual relations and intend to be separated.
2 : termination of a contractual relationship (as employment or military service)
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