[ noun ] the state of lacking unity
Used in print(Morton A. Kaplan and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach,...)
Indeed , with developed positivism , the separation of law from justice , or from morality generally , became quite specific .
[ noun ] the distance between things
"fragile items require separation and cushioning"
Used in print(Mr. America, 4:6...)
But contest definition - that dramatic muscular separation of every muscle group that seems as though it must have been carved by a sculptor 's chisel - is something quite different .
[ noun ] the social act of separating or parting company
"the separation of church and state"
Used in print(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)
Alex told her that there was no hurry for their breakfasts , trying at_the_same_time to effect a speedy separation of the persons before and behind him .
[ noun ] the space where a division or parting occurs
"he hid in the separation between walls"
[ noun ] termination of employment (by resignation or dismissal)