General Science


  • noun a device which removes something from a mixture or combination

Cars & Driving

  • noun generally, anything that physically separates one part from another
  • noun plates of insulating material which physically separate the positive plates from the negative plates
  • noun a filter or trap



  • That which serves to divide, cut, sort, isolate, or the like. For example, an electrostatic separator, a frequency separator, an amplitude separator, an information separator, or the dielectric material which isolates the conductors of a capacitor.

Information & Library Science

  • noun a piece of card or plastic that keeps things apart