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separation in Family topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishseparationsep‧a‧ra‧tion /ˌsepəˈreɪʃən/ ●●○ noun 🔊 🔊 1 [uncountable]SEPARATE when something separates or is separate 🔊 the separation of church and stateseparation between 🔊 the zone of separation between the warring factions2 [countable, uncountable]SEPARATE a period of time that two or more people spend apart from each other 🔊 the separation of families during wartime3 [countable]SSFSEPARATE a situation in which a husband and wife agree to live apart even though they are still married 🔊 their separation and later divorce divorce1(1)
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separationMy husband and I are considering a separation.The insecurities created by separation in the early and formative years take their toll in adult life.The resulting charge separation, is in many ways analogous to photosynthetic charge separation.Then comes what is called gravity separation.Failure of a student to maintain a minimum average for two consecutive semesters results in his separation from the university.In the case of separation or divorce, the children's needs should come first.Since the separation they've each been seeing different people.In 1965 members of parliament regretted that the separation of children into different types of secondary schools impeded the raising of standards.The worst part of the divorce was the separation from his three children.How much worse the separation seemed then! at least for Helenhow much more real.This separation creates inevitable tensions between the team and the consultant, which are inimical to good multidisciplinary work.He said he understood her doubts and perhaps a trial separation might be the answer.