Antonyms for separation

Grammar : Noun
Spell : sep-uh-rey-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : ˌsɛp əˈreɪ ʃən

Definition of separation

Origin :
  • c.1400, from Old French separacion (Modern French séparation), from Latin separationem (nominative separatio) noun of action from past participle stem of separare (see separate (v.)). Specific sense of "sundering of a married couple" is attested from c.1600. Sense in photography is from 1922. Separation of powers first recorded 1788, in "Federalist" (Hamilton), from French séparée de la puissance (Montesquieu, 1748). Separation anxiety first attested 1943.
  • noun being apart; break-up
Example sentences :
  • But the British government objected to the separation and their union with Greece.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • It was no separation—so long as like speech it was between them.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • There was none of the illusion of separation; he was always there, like Katie.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • This I did; and we met, again, after a separation of five-and-twenty years.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • In this manner are old shipmates often thrown together, after years of separation.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The separation of the slag and iron is facilitated by throwing in some lime from time to time.
  • Extract from : « Heroes of the Telegraph » by J. Munro
  • But she—how will she, who loves you so, submit to this separation?
  • Extract from : « Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • For it involved a separation that might not prove temporary.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • Let there be distance, and danger, and separation and tears in love.
  • Extract from : « The Hunted Outlaw » by Anonymous
  • We were both too young, too dependent and helpless, to do anything but accept our separation.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens

Synonyms for separation

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