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separationnoun [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.
(Definition of separation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"separation" in British English

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separationnoun

uk   /ˌsep.ərˈeɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌsep.əˈreɪ.ʃən/
B2 [U or S] a situation in which two or more people or things are separated: During the war many couples had to endure long periods of separation (= not being together). After many years the South African government finally abandoned its apartheid system of racial separation.
B2 [C or U] an arrangement, often legal, by which two married people stop living together as a couple: Couples may agree to divorce each other after a separation. They're considering separation as an option.

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"separation" in Business English

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separationnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌsepərˈeɪʃən/ us   HR
the act of leaving your job: Employees were offered voluntary separation packages.
(Definition of separation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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