Definition of separator in English:


Syllabification: sep·a·ra·tor
Pronunciation: /ˈsepəˌrātər


  • 1A machine or device that separates something into its constituent or distinct elements: a magnetic separator
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    • Minerals were separated with a magnetic separator and further separation of micas was carried out using a vibrating table and handpicking in an attempt to achieve maximum purity.
    • The rubble-crushing system includes an impact crusher plant, conveyors, an electromagnetic separator, and a screen plant.
    • Units must ensure that training for maintenance operations in hot weather includes fuel system troubleshooting and diagnosis, including examination of pumps, injectors, fuel lines, filters, and separators.
  • 1.1Something that keeps two or more things apart: most mail daemons use commas as separators between addresses
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    • Next, weave Kleenex between toes to keep them apart, or use a toe separator.
    • Several window manufacturers now sandwich foam separators, nylon spacers, and insulation materials such as poly-styrene and rockwool between the glass inside their windows.
    • Two- and three-rail fences are nice landscape separators, while the taller four- and five-rail versions make a stout fence for animals.

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