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ALL meanings of separateness

sep·a·rate
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  • verb with object separateness to keep apart or divide, as by an intervening barrier or space: to separate two fields by a fence. 1
  • verb with object separateness to put, bring, or force apart; part: to separate two fighting boys. 1
  • verb with object separateness to set apart; disconnect; dissociate: to separate church and state. 1
  • verb with object separateness to remove or sever from association, service, etc., especially legally or formally: He was separated from the army right after V-E Day. 1
  • verb with object separateness to sort, part, divide, or disperse (an assemblage, mass, compound, etc.), as into individual units, components, or elements. 1
  • verb with object separateness to take by parting or dividing; extract (usually followed by from or out): to separate metal from ore. 1
  • verb with object separateness Mathematics. to write (the variables of a differential equation) in a form in which the differentials of the independent and dependent variables are, respectively, functions of these variables alone: We can separate the variables to solve the equation. Compare separation of variables. 1
  • verb without object separateness to part company; withdraw from personal association (often followed by from): to separate from a church. 1
  • verb without object separateness (of a married pair) to stop living together but without getting a divorce. 1
  • verb without object separateness to draw or come apart; become divided, disconnected, or detached. 1
  • verb without object separateness to become parted from a mass or compound: Cream separates from milk. 1
  • verb without object separateness to take or go in different directions: We have to separate at the crossroad. 1
  • adjective separateness detached, disconnected, or disjoined. 1
  • adjective separateness unconnected; distinct; unique: two separate questions. 1
  • adjective separateness being or standing apart; distant or dispersed: two separate houses; The desert has widely separate oases. 1
  • adjective separateness existing or maintained independently: separate organizations. 1
  • adjective separateness individual or particular: each separate item. 1
  • adjective separateness not shared; individual or private: separate checks; separate rooms. 1
  • adjective separateness (sometimes initial capital letter) noting or pertaining to a church or other organization no longer associated with the original or parent organization. 1
  • noun separateness Usually, separates. women's outer garments that may be worn in combination with a variety of others to make different ensembles, as matching and contrasting blouses, skirts, and sweaters. 1
  • noun separateness offprint (def 1). 1
  • noun separateness a bibliographical unit, as an article, chapter, or other portion of a larger work, printed from the same type but issued separately, sometimes with additional pages. 1
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