sep·a·ra·tion /ˌsɛpəˈreʃən/ 名詞
Sep·a·ra·tion n. The act of separating, or the state of being separated, or separate. Specifically: (a) Chemical analysis. (b) Divorce. (c) Steam Boilers The operation of removing water from steam.
Judicial separation Law, a form of divorce; a separation of man and wife which has the effect of making each a single person for all legal purposes but without ability to contract a new marriage. --Mozley & W.
n 1: the act of dividing or disconnecting
2: coming apart [syn: breakup, detachment]
3: the state of lacking unity [ant: union]
4: the distance between things; "fragile items require
separation and cushioning" [syn: interval]
5: sorting one thing from others; "the separation of wheat from
chaff"; "the separation of mail by postal zones"
6: the social act of separating or parting company; "the
separation of church and state"
7: the space where a division or parting occurs; "he hid in the
separation between walls"
8: termination of employment (by resignation or dismissal)
9: (law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either
by mutual agreement or under a court order) [syn: legal