separable

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

Definition of separable

1 : capable of being separated or dissociated
  • separable parts
2 obsolete : causing separation

separability

play \ˌse-p(ə-)rə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

separableness

noun

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 the outdated belief that the atom is the smallest particle of matter and is not separable

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Origin and Etymology of separable

Middle English, from Latin separabilis, from separare

separable Synonyms

Synonyms

divisible;

Near Antonyms

combinable, joinable;

Related Words

detachable;


SEPARABLE Defined for English Language Learners

separable

Definition of separable for English Language Learners

  • : capable of being separated



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