What does separation mean?

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Noun
  1. The act of disuniting two or more things, or the condition of being separated.
  2. The place at which a division occurs.
  3. An interval, gap or space that separates things.
  4. (law) An agreement terminating a relationship between husband and wife, but short of a divorce.
  5. (military) Departure from active duty, while not necessarily leaving the service entirely.
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Naimark's first work for his candidate's thesis was on the separation of roots of algebraic equations.
Politically, civil society relies on the separation of powers, political pluralism and public access to state and public affairs.
The number of hops on the shortest path between people is sometimes called the graph distance or degree of separation between those people.
I think separation seems a bit more straightforward than a divorce and we can always get one at a later stage.
The health plan will also see a radical overhaul of accident and emergency wards, which will include a separation of serious and minor cases.
This was followed by a simulated separation of the spacecraft from the launcher.

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