separate

Definitions

  • Case and Works Separated
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj separate standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything "a freestanding bell tower","a house with a separate garage"
    • adj separate have the connection undone; having become separate
    • adj separate separated according to race, sex, class, or religion "separate but equal","girls and boys in separate classes"
    • adj separate independent; not united or joint "a problem consisting of two separate issues","they went their separate ways","formed a separate church"
    • v separate divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork "The road forks"
    • v separate become separated into pieces or fragments "The figurine broke","The freshly baked loaf fell apart"
    • v separate mark as different "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
    • v separate arrange or order by classes or categories "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
    • v separate divide into components or constituents "Separate the wheat from the chaff"
    • v separate force, take, or pull apart "He separated the fighting children","Moses parted the Red Sea"
    • v separate come apart "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
    • v separate go one's own way; move apart "The friends separated after the party"
    • v separate make a division or separation
    • v separate discontinue an association or relation; go different ways "The business partners broke over a tax question","The couple separated after 25 years of marriage","My friend and I split up"
    • v separate separate into parts or portions "divide the cake into three equal parts","The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
    • v separate treat differently on the basis of sex or race
    • v separate act as a barrier between; stand between "The mountain range divides the two countries"
    • n separate a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments
    • n separate a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A violin actually contains 70 separate pieces of wood
    • Separate Disunited from the body; disembodied; as, a separate spirit; the separate state of souls.
    • Separate Divided from another or others; disjoined; disconnected; separated; -- said of things once connected. "Him that was separate from his brethren."
    • Separate To come between; to keep apart by occupying the space between; to lie between; as, the Mediterranean Sea separates Europe and Africa.
    • Separate To disunite; to divide; to disconnect; to sever; to part in any manner. "From the fine gold I separate the alloy.""Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me.""Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?"
    • v. i Separate To part; to become disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw from one another; as, the family separated .
    • Separate To set apart; to select from among others, as for a special use or service. "Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called thaem."
    • Separate Unconnected; not united or associated; distinct; -- said of things that have not been connected. "For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinnere."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first time there was an instance where they had a separate toilet for women and men was in 1739 at a ball in Paris
    • separate To sever the connection or association of; disunite or disconnect in any way; sever.
    • separate To divide, place, or keep apart; cut off, as by an intervening space or body; occupy the space between: as, the Atlantic separates Europe from America.
    • separate Synonyms To disjoin, disconnect, detach, disengage, sunder, cleave, distinguish, isolate.
    • separate To dissociate.
    • separate To part; be or become disunited or disconnected; withdraw from one another.
    • separate To cleave; open; come apart.
    • separate Divided from the rest; disjoined; disconnected: used of things that have been united or associated.
    • separate Specifically, disunited from the body; incorporeal: as, the separate state of souls.
    • separate By its or one's self; apart from others; retired; secluded.
    • separate Distinct; unconnected.
    • separate Individual; particular.
    • separate An estate held by another in trust for a married woman.
    • separate Synonyms Distinct, etc. (see different), disunited, dissociated, detached. See the verb.
    • n separate One who is or prefers to be separate; a separatist; a dissenter.
    • n separate A member of an American Calvinistic Methodist sect of the eighteenth century, so called because of their organization into separate societies. They maintained that Christian believers are guided by the direct teachings of the Holy Spirit, and that such teaching is in the nature of inspiration, and superior though not contrary to reason.
    • n separate An article issued separately; a separate slip, article, or document; specifically, in bibliography, a copy of a printed article, essay, monograph, etc., published separately from the volume of which it forms a part, often retitled and repaged.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Italians do not drink espresso during meals. It is considered to be a separate event and is given its own time.
    • v.t Separate sep′a-rāt to divide: to part: to withdraw: to set apart for a certain purpose: to sever
    • v.i Separate to part: to withdraw from each other: to become disunited
    • adj Separate separated: divided: apart from another: distinct
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Quotations

  • Benjamin Franklin
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    “We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “It's getting so that children have to be educated to realize that Damn and Taxes: are two separate words.”
  • Yumus Emre
    Yumus Emre
    “Whatever separates you from the Truth, throw it away, it will vanish anyhow.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin%20Franklin
    “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”
  • Woodrow T. Wilson
    Woodrow%20T.%20Wilson
    “We cannot be separated in interest or divided in purpose. We stand together until the end.”
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    “It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.”

Idioms

Separate the sheep from the goats - If you separate the sheep from the goats, you sort out the good from the bad.
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Separate the wheat from the chaff - When you separate the wheat from the chaff, you select what is useful or valuable and reject what is useless or worthless.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. separatus, p. p. of separare, to separate; pfref. se-, aside + parare, to make ready, prepare. See Parade, and cf. Sever

Usage

In literature:

On analysis, it resolves itself into two parts separated by a thick wall (A, A).
"Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt" by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
This will give the saucepan containing a mass of delicious, fluffy rice, each grain distinct and separate.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
In the light wind the ships were separating slowly.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
The days of her separation had been the days of her separation from God.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
Cheese is the separated casein of milk, which includes some of the fats and salts.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless
For this reason it was that Napoleon separated his forces into five armies.
"History of the Expedition to Russia" by Count Philip de Segur
Mince separately parsley, capers, boiled carrots, beets, and the whites and yolks of hard-boiled eggs.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
Furthermore there is a separate timeless space corresponding to each separate temporal series, that is to each separate family of durations.
"The Concept of Nature" by Alfred North Whitehead
The king, therefore, was seated alone at a small separate table, which, like the desk of a president, overlooked the adjoining tables.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
Russia suggested a separate armistice, or a separate peace, against which both the U.S. and France protested.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
The notion of a miracle cannot well be separated from such a revelation, whether it happens out of, on, or in men.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
The comma is used to separate for the eye what is separate in thought.
"Punctuation" by Frederick W. Hamilton
It is difficult, and not commonly desirable, to separate variations of moisture from those of temperature.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
Nevertheless the light which is everywhere diffused is one, and the unity of the body is never separated.
"The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6" by E. Rameur
Dublin has a separate metropolitan police force.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7" by Various
The two herders also separated in pursuit, each following a bunch.
"Cattle-Ranch to College" by Russell Doubleday
These objects were to be attained by providing for the Senate a distinct and separate basis of its own.
"History of the Origin, Formation, and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States, Vol. 2" by George Ticknor Curtis
In the 13th century twelve liberties in Kent claimed to have separate bailiffs.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
New States too having separate views from the old States will never come into the Union.
"The Journal of the Debates in the Convention which Framed the Constitution of the United States" by James Madison
Strain separately the meat liquor, the tomatos, and the ochras.
"Miss Leslie's New Cookery Book" by Eliza Leslie
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In poetry:

So, separate from the world, his breast
Might duly take and strongly keep
The print of Heaven, to be expressed
Ere long on Sion's steep.
"Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
Surely there is some fairer land,
Where friends who love each other here
Can dwell, united heart and hand,
Nor death nor separation fear.
"On The Death Of Miss Mary Hayes" by David John Scott
Alas, that deadly feud should be
Between two hearts so brave and free!
Alas, that long ancestral hate
Such kindred souls should separate!
"The Enemies" by Menella Bute Smedley
When the white flame in us is gone,
And we that lost the world's delight
Stiffen in darkness, left alone
To crumble in our separate night;
"Dust" by Rupert Brooke
The wages paid, the horse brought out,
The hour of separation come;
The farmer turn'd his chair about,
"Good fellow, take him, take him home.
"Abner And The Widow Jones" by Robert Bloomfield
We loosed hand from hand,
We parted face from face;
Each went his way to his own land.
At his own pace,
Each went to fill his separate place.
"Twilight Night" by Christina Georgina Rossetti

In news:

These women are acrobats, actresses, mimes, songstresses and directors -- all bringing a separate story to the stage, stories set to a fantastic soundtrack.
Hollywood's six degrees of separation were in full force Wednesday, as David Arquette 's "once, maybe twice" lover Jasmine Waltz met up with her ex Doug Reinhardt at his Hollywood, California home, and RadarOnline.com has the picture for you.
Castoria has separate contracts with similar agencies across the state to provide data collection and analysis for call-box programs and freeway service patrols.
Carriage horse Dorreen after a separate accident earlier this year.
Watching a Sikh band performing at a temple in Badalona, a city in Catalonia , which is considering separating from Spain.
Located at 362 N Rodeo Drive, the 3,000-square foot store will sell women's handbags, accessories, shoes, eyewear, jewelry, watches and lingerie as well as separates, blankets and shoes for infants and children.
Mikel Weisser and Johnnie Robinson are separated by less than one-tenth of a percentage point following last month's primary election.
From there, he goes back in the room to see the human centipede has separated into two 5 person centipedes and ones of them ripped himself off of the other.
1 ranked woman player, announced their separation over the weekend after just 15 months of marriage.
In honor of the 125th anniversary of the church, the bell will ring four separate times starting at 6 pm this evening.
Blame Satan for church-state separation.
Florida testing separation of church & state.
The Separation of Church & State.
Separation of Church & State.
A day of rest on 'Separation Saturday.
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In science:

First, since the map π♭ : X → X ♭ factors to a smooth morphism w X k → w X ♭,k with separated fibers, it is enough to prove that the scheme w X ♭,k = U − k (C) \ w X ♭ is separated.
Finite dimensional representations of DAHA and affine Springers fibers : the spherical case
Given a hierarchy path r, we denote by X (r) the union of the image of r and the Farey-graph products Xg = C(W ) × C(W c) where the separating curve g ∈ C (S) is the common boundary of the separated domains W and W c for which either W or W c is a component domain of r.
Coarse and synthetic Weil-Petersson geometry: quasi-flats, geodesics, and relative hyperbolicity
Definition 17. A curve g is said to be domain separating if it separates S into two components Y and Y c , neither of which is a 3 holed sphere.
Coarse and synthetic Weil-Petersson geometry: quasi-flats, geodesics, and relative hyperbolicity
This topology is metrizable and when X is separable and complete, M(X ) is also separable and complete (see ).
Computability of probability measures and Martin-Lof randomness over metric spaces
W is a distance and if X is separable and complete then M(X ) with this distance is a separable and complete metric space. (2) The topology induced by W is the weak topology and thus W is equivalent to the Prokhorov metric.
Computability of probability measures and Martin-Lof randomness over metric spaces
As before, if time scales are well-separated then we can consider these two sites separately.
Duality between random trap and barrier models
The contractibility of the levels Zi essentially implies geometric triviality because of infinite dimension: recall that two infinite dimensional separable Hilbert manifolds are diffeomorphic if their homotopy groups coincide ([Ku]) and that all infinite dimensional separable Banach spaces are homeomorphic ([Ka]).
Morin singularities and global geometry in a class of ordinary differential operators
For higher densities the systems undergoes a clustering transition, whereby the solution space breaks into an exponential number of well-separated clusters (this separation can be energetic or entropic).
Random subcubes as a toy model for constraint satisfaction problems
In this case we can bound the probability that m0 = m by the probability that Gm−1 is well separated but Gm fails to be well separated.
On the Rank of Random Sparse Matrices
The notion of a separable functor was introduced in and can be used to characterize separable algebras and coseparable coalgebras (see e.g. ), and, more generally, of separable morphisms of corings .
Galois theory in bicategories
Separable functors of the second kind were introduced in . A useful characterization of separable functors is given by Rafael’s theorem .
Galois theory in bicategories
Then the fol lowing statements hold. (i) If F is separable and H is G–separable, then H F is separable; (ii) if H is Z –separable, then H F is Z F separable.
Galois theory in bicategories
We show that the eigenvalues and separation distance do not depend on the parameter α, and prove order n2 upper and lower bounds for the separation distance mixing time.
Commutation relations and Markov chains
Thus, this apparent separation of the plot with black hole mass could also be rather a separation with σ itself.
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies
By Fact 2.8 every separable M |= T can be extended to a separable e.c. model M ′ |= T .
Generic separable metric structures
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