separable

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

Definition of separable

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

  2. 2 obsolete :  causing separation

separability

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separableness

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Examples of separable in a sentence

  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the outdated belief that the atom is the smallest particle of matter and is not separable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 and Etymology of separable

Middle English, from Latin separabilis, from separare


First Known Use: 14th century


SEPARABLE Defined for English Language Learners

separable

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

Definition of separable for English Language Learners

  • : capable of being separated



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