separation noun

1 being apart

ADJ. complete, total | clear, rigid, strict | long She is visiting her family after a long separation. | physical

PREP. ~ between the clear separation of powers between the executive and the legislature | ~ from the separation of children from their parents during the war

2 when a married couple lives apart

ADJ. formal, judicial, legal | trial

SEPARATION + NOUN agreement, order

PREP. ~ between the separation between Mary and her husband | ~ from the separation from his wife