[sep-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌsɛp əˈreɪ ʃən/
an act or instance of separating or the state of being separated.
a place, line, or point of parting.
a gap, hole, rent, or the like.
something that separates or divides.
Aerospace. the time or act of releasing a burned-out stage of a rocket or missile from the remainder.
the act of separating or state of being separated
the place or line where a separation is made
a gap that separates
(family law) the cessation of cohabitation between a man and wife, either by mutual agreement or under a decree of a court Compare judicial separation, divorce
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.
- Non seq.
1. . abbreviation 1. non sequitur Latin non sequitur (it does not follow)
[si-kwen-shuh l] /sɪˈkwɛn ʃəl/ adjective 1. characterized by regular of parts. 2. following; subsequent; consequent. /sɪˈkwɛnʃəl/ adjective 1. characterized by or having a regular sequence 2. another word for sequent adj. 1816, from Late Latin sequentia (see sequence) + -al (1). Related: Sequentially.
[non sek-wi-ter, -too r; Latin nohn se-kwi-too r] /nɒn ˈsɛk wɪ tər, -ˌtʊər; Latin noʊn ˈsɛ kwɪˌtʊər/ noun 1. Logic. an inference or a conclusion that does not follow from the premises. 2. a statement containing an illogical conclusion. /ˈnɒn ˈsɛkwɪtə/ noun 1. a statement having little or no relevance to what preceded it 2. […]
[seer-ee-uh s] /ˈsɪər i əs/ adjective 1. of, showing, or characterized by deep thought. 2. of grave or somber disposition, character, or manner: a serious occasion; a serious man. 3. being in earnest; sincere; not trifling: His interest was serious. 4. requiring thought, concentration, or application: serious reading; a serious task. 5. weighty or important: […]