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Separation meaning

separation - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of separating, or the state of being separated, or separate.
  2. 2. Chemical analysis.
  3. 3. Divorce.
  4. 4. The operation of removing water from steam.
  5. 5. A situation in which the partners in a married couple live apart. Spouses are said to be living apart if they no longer reside in the same dwelling, even though they may continue their relationship. A legal separation results when the parties separate and a court rules on the division of property, such as alimony or child support -- but does not grant a divorce.

separation - examples of usage

  1. Her mother has told her little or nothing of the separation." - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  2. People will talk about the story of the quarrel and separation, of course, but it doesn't follow that anything will be said against either your father or mother. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. I find in him all that I can desire; he is everything for me; and yet I must suffer separation from him. - "The Countess of Albany", Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee).
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