separational

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

separation +‎ -al

AdjectiveEdit

separational (not comparable)

  1. Relating to separation.
    • 1885, Charles L. Dodgson, Euclid and His Modern Rivals, London: Macmillan, 2nd edition, p. 22,[1]
      [] by ‘separational Lines,’ [I mean] Lines which have no common point, however far produced.
    • 1971, Harry F. Harlow, James L. McGaugh and Richard F. Thompson, Psychology, San Francisco: Albion, Chapter 3, p. 52,[2]
      The love of the infant for the mother is so strong and so enduring that the very survival of the species is dependent on multiple separational factors or forces. Many mothers sever the strings with apparent ambivalence, and this feat is not commenced with ease.
    • 1977, C. F. Bell, Principles and Applications of Metal Chelation, Oxford: Clarendon Press, Chapter 3, p. 54,[3]
      Where chemical reactions produce mixtures of geometrical isomers instead of pure compounds, various separational methods are available.

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