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separator

Syllabification: sep·a·ra·tor
Pronunciation: /ˈsepəˌrādər
 
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Definition of separator in English:

noun

1A machine or device that separates something into its constituent or distinct elements: a magnetic separator
More example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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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