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See also: Separation and séparation

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Attested in the 15th Century CE; borrowed from Old French separacion, from Latin separatio, separationem.

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separation (countable and uncountable, plural separations)

  1. The act of disuniting two or more things, or the condition of being separated.
  2. The place at which a division occurs.
  3. An interval, gap or space that separates things.
  4. (law) An agreement terminating a relationship between husband and wife, but short of a divorce.
  5. (military) Departure from active duty, while not necessarily leaving the service entirely.

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  • separation” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.

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