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separate meaning

EN[ˈsɛp(ə)ɹət] [ˈsɛpəɹeɪt]
US, adjective US, verb

    Definition of separate in English Dictionary

  • NounPLseparatesSUF-ate
    1. (usually in the plural) Anything that is sold by itself, especially an article of clothing.
    2. VerbSGseparatesPRseparatingPT, PPseparated
      1. VT To divide (a thing) into separate parts.
        1. Separate the articles from the headings. ‎
      2. To disunite something from one thing; To disconnect.
        1. VT To cause (things or people) to be separate.
          1. It is tempting to speculate about the incentives or compulsions that might explain why anyone would take to the skies in [the] basket [of a balloon]: […];  […]; or perhaps to muse on the irrelevance of the borders that separate nation states and keep people from understanding their shared environment.
        2. VI To divide itself into separate pieces or substances.
          1. The sauce will separate if you don't keep stirring. ‎
        3. OBS To set apart; to select from among others, as for a special use or service.
        4. Adjective
          1. Apart from (the rest); not connected to or attached to (anything else).
            1. This chair can be disassembled into five separate pieces.
          2. (followed by “from”) Not together (with); not united (to).
            1. I try to keep my personal life separate from work.
        5. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • The culture supernatant was prespun at 4,000 rpm for 10 min and loaded on top of 20% sucrose in TEN buffer and ultracentrifugated at 39,000 rpm for 18 h to separate extracellular viral particles.
            • We weren't sure which columns in the table would have unique values, so we used a separate surrogate key as the primary key.
            • Functions... are specialized, or separated from each other, and... a complicated set of organs is appropriated to each of them.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Separate experiments show that infants habituated to repeated occurrences of one object will dishabituate to the presentation of a new object (Xu and Carey 1996 , p. 136).
            • Separate molecules will cohere because of electromagnetic force.
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Writers change the URIs as they compose because writers commutate and manipulate language to create a variety of rhetorical experiences that can be read at once, as overlapping, or as separate.
            • Subsequently, the cystohepatic triangle of patients, with head up in left lateral position, was separated.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Uncomparable adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Ergative verbs
                  • Intransitive verbs
                    • Transitive verbs
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                  Meaning of separate for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this word "separate" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an ergative verb, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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