Associations to the word «Separation»


SEPARATION, noun. The act of disuniting two or more things, or the condition of being separated.
SEPARATION, noun. The place at which a division occurs.
SEPARATION, noun. An interval, gap or space that separates things.
SEPARATION, noun. (legal) An agreement terminating a relationship between husband and wife, but short of a divorce.
SEPARATION, noun. (military) Departure from active duty, while not necessarily leaving the service entirely.
SEPARATION ANXIETY, noun. A psychological condition in some children, characterized by apprehension when separated from a parent
SEPARATION ANXIETY, noun. Similar anxious behaviour of a domestic animal in the absence of its owner
SEPARATION ANXIETY DISORDER, noun. A psychological condition in which an individual experiences excessive anxiety regarding separation from home or from people to whom the individual has a strong emotional attachment.
SEPARATION ANXIETY DISORDERS, noun. Plural of separation anxiety disorder
SEPARATION ENERGY, noun. (physics) The energy needed to remove a nucleon or other particle from a nucleus
SEPARATION OF CONCERNS, noun. (programming) The process of separating a computer program into distinct features that overlap functionally as little as possible.
SEPARATION OF POWERS, noun. A theoretical model for governance, common in democratic states, which features the division of sovereign power into at least three (but sometimes up to six) organs of state in order to forestall tyranny, by preventing the acquisition of a monopoly of power by a monarch or oligarchy; also, such an arrangement.

Dictionary definition

SEPARATION, noun. The state of lacking unity.
SEPARATION, noun. Coming apart.
SEPARATION, noun. The distance between things; "fragile items require separation and cushioning".
SEPARATION, noun. Sorting one thing from others; "the separation of wheat from chaff"; "the separation of mail by postal zones".
SEPARATION, noun. The social act of separating or parting company; "the separation of church and state".
SEPARATION, noun. The space where a division or parting occurs; "he hid in the separation between walls".
SEPARATION, noun. The termination of employment (by resignation or dismissal).
SEPARATION, noun. (law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement or under a court order).
SEPARATION, noun. The act of dividing or disconnecting.

Wise words

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Mother Teresa