separation

noun
1 being apart
ADJECTIVE
complete, total
clear, rigid, strict
long

She is visiting her family after a long separation.

physical, spatial
constitutional

the constitutional separation of church and state

PREPOSITION
separation between

the clear separation of powers between the executive and the legislature

separation from

the separation of children from their parents during the war

PHRASES
separation anxiety (= fear that a child feels when separated from its parents)

A common example of separation anxiety occurs when children are left at day care.

separation of powers

the constitutional principle of separation of powers

2 when a married couple lives apart
ADJECTIVE
formal, judicial (BrE), legal
trial
parental (esp. AmE)
SEPARATION + NOUN
agreement (esp. AmE)
PREPOSITION
separation between

the separation between Mary and her husband

separation from

the separation from his wife


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