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Definitions

General Science

Aviation

  • 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

Computing

  • noun a symbol used to distinguish parts of an instruction line in a program, e.g. a command and argument.

Electronics

  • 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
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