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 the outdated belief that the atom is the smallest particle of matter and is not separable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