General English

General Science


  • noun the condition of being spaced apart


  • noun the act of leaving a job (resigning, retiring or being fired or made redundant)

Cars & Driving

  • noun after long storage, liquid ingredients of paints and fillers may separate in the can on top of the material; in most cases, this can be overcome by stirring the contents of the can thoroughly before use


  • The tendency of coarse aggregate to separate from the concrete and accumulate at one side as concrete passes from the unconfined ends of chutes, conveyor belts, or similar arrangements.
  • The tendency of the larger aggregate to separate from the mass and accumulate at one side as processed aggregate leaves the ends of conveyor belts, chutes, or similar devices with confining sides.
  • The tendency of the solids to separate from the water by gravitational settlement. See also bleeding and segregation.


  • The act of dividing something. For instance, a disk partitioning, the removal of a gas from a solid it was trapped in, or the separation of individual pulses within a train.
  • The location or area where a separation (1) occurs.
  • Any space or interval resulting from a separation (1).
  • In a stereo audio component, the extent to which the information from one channel is absent from the other. Usually expressed in decibels. Also called stereo separation, or channel separation (2).

Health Economics

  • (written as Separation)
    Hospital separation is a discharge from hospital (alive or dead).


  • noun the act of leaving a job (resigning, retiring or being fired or made redundant)


  • noun an agreement between a husband and wife to live apart from each other
  • noun the act of keeping things separate from each other


  • noun the act of separating or dividing two or more people or things, or the state of being separated