• WordNet 3.6
    • n separatism advocacy of a policy of strict separation of church and state
    • n separatism a disposition toward schism and secession from a larger group; the principles and practices of separatists "separatism is a serious problem in Quebec","demands for some form of separatism on grounds of religion have been perceived as a threat to mainstream education"
    • n separatism a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Separatism The character or act of a separatist; disposition to withdraw from a church; the practice of so withdrawing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n separatism Separatist principles or practices; disposition to separate or withdraw from some combination or union.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Separatism act of separating or withdrawing, esp. from an established church
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
CF. F. séparatisme,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. separāre, -ātumse-, aside, parāre, to put.


In literature:

Garvey's black separatism led, naturally enough, to black capitalism.
"The Black Experience in America" by Norman Coombs
Separat-Abdruck aus den Gottingischen gelehrten Anzeigen,' 1860.
"The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume II (of II)" by Charles Darwin
They were Separatists who would at once and in every way assert their Separatism.
"The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660" by David Masson
Those ideas can be applied, either from the standpoint of the Union or from that of separatism.
"Against Home Rule (1912)" by Various
Charged with Separatism, 98.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
But the inefficiency of separatism was plainly evident in the Air Force.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
Sinn Fein is the separatism of the Irish.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
The poem breathes the true spirit of Separatism-cum-Sacerdotalism.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
In one of his works he has given some details respecting his conversion to Separatism.
"The International Monthly, Volume 5, No. 3, March, 1852" by Various
It is the period of separatism.
"British Supremacy & Canadian Self-Government" by J. L. Morison

In poetry:

There's them coughin' separaters and their dirty, dusty crews
And wagons runnin' over with the grain
With smoke a-driftin' upward and writin' on the air
A story that to me is mighty plain
"The Old Cowboy's Lament" by Robert Van Carr

In news:

In debt- burdened Europe, separatism on the rise.
The separatism stems in part from the perception among Catalans that they pay more than their fair share of taxes to Spain's central government than they receive back in services.
Cultures United to Honor Separatism.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau, the long-serving prime minister of Canada who successfully defended his vision of federalism and a unified nation against the aroused forces of Quebec separatism, died yesterday in Montreal.
A combination of censorship, fear of supporting separatism and antipathy to different ethnicities means self-immolations are met with deafening silence.
In debt-burdened Europe, separatism on the rise.
Quebec separatism no 'big deal' to many outside the province, poll finds.
As debt-burdened European governments struggle to overcome the disparities in their still-imperfect union, old demons of regional separatism have surged in recent months.
Is there something to the recent rage for separatism.

In science:

Also for sub-systems in interact ion through a movable wall, the separat ion of the energy interact ion and the use of the "First" Principle, have originated "subt le errors" [21, 25, 26].
The Energy-Entropy Principle
In this way we obtained the mass and the radius of both stars, as well as the age of the system, assuming a common origin for both stars (the age of the system is the intersection of both age ranges determined for each star separatly) (Fig. 7).
Characterisation of the magnetic field of the Herbig Be star HD 200775
Yilmaz, “Blind separat ion of disjoint orthogonal signals: demixing n sources from 2 mixtures,” Proc. of IEEE Conf. on Acoustic, Speech, and Signal Proc.
A Unified Approach to Sparse Signal Processing
We separatly deal with these three different cases.
Frozen Orbits at high eccentricity and inclination: Application to Mercury orbiter
For our application we found more convenient to introduce them separatly.
Quiver varieties and the character ring of general linear groups over finite fields