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1 [uncountable] when something separates or is separate:
the separation of church and state
separation between
the zone of separation between the warring factions
2 [uncountable and countable] a period of time that two or more people spend apart from each other:
the separation of families during wartime
3 [countable]SSF 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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