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separation

noun [C/U]  us   /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.
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