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separation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Separation  \Sep`a*ra"tion\,  n.  [L.  separatio:  cf  F. 
  s['e]paration.] 
  The  act  of  separating,  or  the  state  of  being  separated,  or 
  separate.  Specifically: 
  a  Chemical  analysis. 
  b  Divorce. 
  c  (Steam  Boilers)  The  operation  of  removing  water  from 
  steam. 
 
  {Judicial  separation}  (Law),  a  form  of  divorce;  a  separation 
  of  man  and  wife  which  has  the  effect  of  making  each  a 
  single  person  for  all  legal  purposes  but  without  ability 
  to  contract  a  new  marriage.  --Mozley  &  W. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  separation 
  n  1:  the  state  of  lacking  unity  [ant:  {union}] 
  2:  coming  apart  [syn:  {breakup},  {detachment}] 
  3:  the  distance  between  things  "fragile  items  require 
  separation  and  cushioning"  [syn:  {interval}] 
  4:  sorting  one  thing  from  others:  "the  separation  of  wheat  from 
  chaff";  "the  separation  of  mail  by  postal  zones" 
  5:  the  social  act  of  separating  or  parting  company;  "the 
  separation  of  church  and  state" 
  6:  the  act  of  dividing  or  disconnecting 




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