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One entry found for separation.
Entry Word: separation
Function: noun
Text: 1 the act or process of a whole separating into two or more parts or pieces <the separation of Czechoslovakia into the Czech Republic and Slovakia>
Synonyms breakup, dissolution, disunion, division, fractionation, partition, schism, split
Related Words breach, rupture; decomposition, disassembly, segmentation, subdivision; dispersal, scattering; administration, apportionment, distribution; isolation, seclusion, segregation, sequestration
Near Antonyms assemblage, association; attachment, connection, link, linkage, linkup; combination, fusion
Antonyms unification, union
2 the state of being kept distinct <the separation of church and state is an important concept in the United States>
Synonyms demarcation, discreteness, discrimination, distinction
Related Words differentiation
Near Antonyms blurring, confusion
3 a movement in different directions away from a common point <a sudden separation of the herd of deer when they were startled> -- see DIVERGENCE
4 an open space in a barrier (as a wall or hedge) <the separation between posts in the fence> -- see GAP 1
5 the act or process of two or more persons going off in different directions <separations always made her sad> -- see PARTING 1