the normal fear and apprehension expressed by infants when removed from their mothers or approached by strangers.
any similar reaction in later life caused by separation from familiar surroundings or close friends or family.
(psychoanal) a state of distress felt at the prospect of being separated from a familiar or beloved person
separation anxiety sep·a·ra·tion anxiety (sěp’ə-rā’shən)
A child’s apprehension or fear associated with his or her separation from a parent or other significant person.
noun 1. a place at which military personnel are processed for release from active service.
[sep-uh-rey-shuh-nist] /ˌsɛp əˈreɪ ʃə nɪst/ noun, adjective 1. separatist.
noun 1. Photography. a black-and-white negative of one of the additive primary colors used to form a color image.
- Separation of church and state
separation of church and state definition The principle that government must maintain an attitude of neutrality toward religion. Many view separation of church and state as required by the First Amendment. The First Amendment not only allows citizens the freedom to practice any religion of their choice, but also prevents the government from officially recognizing […]