Definition of Separateness in English :

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Separateness meaning in English

Meaning of Separateness in English

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Separateness pronunciation in English

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1. discreteness, distinctness, separateness, severalty

the state of being several and distinct

2. separateness

political independence

Example Sentences:
'seeking complete political separateness for Taiwan'

3. distinctness, otherness, separateness

the quality of being not alike; being distinct or different from that otherwise experienced or known

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (ˈsɛpəˌreɪt )
1. (transitive)
to act as a barrier between
a range of mountains separates the two countries
to put or force or be put or forced apart
to part or be parted from a mass or group
4. (transitive)
to discriminate between
to separate the men from the boys
to divide or be divided into component parts; sort or be sorted
to sever or be severed
7. (intransitive)
(of a married couple) to cease living together by mutual agreement or after obtaining a decree of judicial separation
adjective (ˈsɛprɪt , ˈsɛpərɪt )
existing or considered independently
a separate problem
disunited or apart
set apart from the main body or mass
distinct, individual, or particular
solitary or withdrawn
13. (sometimes capital)
designating or relating to a Church or similar institution that has ceased to have associations with an original parent organization

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verb transitiveWord forms: ˈsepaˌrated or ˈsepaˌrating
to set or put apart into sections, groups, sets, units, etc.; cause to part; divide; disunite; sever
to see the differences between; distinguish or discriminate between
to keep apart by being between; divide
a hedge that separates the yards
to bring about a separation between (a husband and wife)
to single out or set apart from others for a special purpose; sort; segregate
to take away (a part or ingredient) from a combination or mixture
to discharge
; specif.,
to release from military service
b.  US
to dismiss from employment
to dislocate (a body joint)
verb intransitive
to withdraw or secede
to separate from a party
to part, come or draw apart, or become disconnected
to part company; go in different directions; cease to associate
to stop living together as husband and wife without a divorce
to become distinct or disengaged, as from a mixture
to become dislocated, as a shoulder
set apart or divided from the rest or others; not joined, united, or connected; severed
not associated or connected with others; having existence as an entity; distinct; individual
thought of or regarded as having individual form or function
the separate parts of the body
of or for one only; not shared or held in common
separate beds
19.  Archaic
withdrawn from others; solitary
21.  [pl.]
coordinated articles of dress worn as a set or separately in various combinations

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v. sep·a·rat·ed, sep·a·rat·ing, sep·a·rates
a. To set, force, or keep apart: The referee separated the two boxers.
b. To put space between; space apart or scatter: small farms that were separated one from another by miles of open land.
c. To form a border or barrier between (two areas or groups): A hedge separates the two yards.
d. To place in different groups; sort: separate mail by postal zones.
a. To differentiate or discriminate between; distinguish: a researcher who separated the various ethnic components of the population sample.
b. To cause to be distinct or different: His natural talent separates him from all the others in the choir.
3. To remove from a mixture or combination; isolate.
4. To cause (one person) to stop living with another, or to cause (a couple) to stop living together, often by decree: She was separated from her husband last year. The couple have been separated for a year.
5. To terminate a contractual relationship with (someone); discharge.
1. To come apart; become detached: The lining has separated from the inside of the coat.
2. To withdraw or break away: The state threatened to separate from the Union.
3. To part company; go away from each other; disperse: The friends separated at the end of the school year.
4. To stop living together as a couple: They separated after 10 years of marriage.
5. To become divided into components or parts: Oil and water tend to separate.
adj. (sĕpər-ĭt, sĕprĭt)
1. Not touching or adjoined; detached: The garage is separate from the house.
a. Existing or considered as an independent entity: The reference collection is separate from the rest of the library.
b. Dissimilar from all others; distinct or individual: a cable made of many separate fibers; two people who hold separate views on the issue.
c. often Separate Having undergone schism or estrangement from a parent body: Separate churches.
n. (sĕpər-ĭt, sĕprĭt)
Something that is separate or distinct, especially:
a. A garment, such as a skirt, jacket, or pair of slacks, that may be purchased separately and worn in various combinations with other garments.
b. A stereo component that is purchased separately and connected to other components as part of a system.
c. An offprint of an article.

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