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English definition of “separation”

separation

noun
 
 
/ˌsepərˈeɪʃən/
WHEN SEPARATE [C, U] B2 the act of separating or being separated: the separation of church and state Their working in different countries meant long periods of separation.Separating and dividing
AGREEMENT [C] a legal agreement when two people stay married but stop living togetherSeparating and dividingEnding relationships and divorce
(Definition of separation from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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