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English definition of “separation”

separation

noun [C/U]    /ˌsep·əˈreɪ·ʃən/
the act of separating two or more people or things, or the state of being separated : [U] The laws now require the separation of garbage that can be recycled , such as newspapers and glass bottles . A separation is an arrangement , often a legal one, by which two married people stop living together as husband and wife .
(Definition of separation noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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