Definition of separable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsep(ə)rəb(ə)l/


1Able to be separated or treated separately: body and soul are not separable
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  • But there is another factor and that's why I think it's quite important to be able to look at Maori mental health as a distinctive problem that is separable from socio-economic disadvantage.
  • However, in practice, the roles of Commissioners on the one hand and of the services on the other are not as separable or as distinguishable as these provisions of the Code imply.
  • In fact, social status throughout Polynesia had two quite distinct and separable aspects to it.
divisible, distinct, independent, distinguishable;
detachable, removable, pull-off
1.1 Grammar (Of a German prefix) separated from the base verb when inflected.
1.2 Grammar (Of a German verb) consisting of a prefix and a base verb that are separated when inflected, e.g., einführen.
1.3 Grammar (Of an English phrasal verb) allowing the insertion of the direct object between the base verb and the particle, e.g., look it over as opposed to go over it.



Pronunciation: /ˌsep(ə)rəˈbilədē/
Example sentences
  • The separability of the two questions of whether a law is good and whether it is constitutional is itself a crucial point.
  • For he appends to his denial of the soul's separability the observation that some parts of the soul may in the end be separable after all, since they are not the actualities of any part of the body.
  • To draw such a distinction, these theologians say, is to assume the separability of religion and morality, but that assumption is itself a highly controversial viewpoint.


Pronunciation: /ˈsep(ə)rəbəlnəs/
Example sentences
  • The fact that he always laughs over the book, shows what a fraud his professed belief in the separableness of mind and body actually is.
  • The separableness of the adipose matter from the gland itself is well illustrated by the facts of both cases.


Pronunciation: /ˈsep(ə)rəblē/
Example sentences
  • It is suggested that in the future financial reporting requirements for business entities include a statement of ‘separably exchangeable property’ and legal obligations at the reporting date.
  • The group of wipes includes at least three wipes separably joined together, each separable wipe joined to each adjacent wipe by a weakened line.
  • The sealing channels of the lids of the lid member are adapted to mate with the brims of the cups to provide a plurality of separably joined sealed containers when the lid member and cup member are joined in sealing engagement.


Late Middle English: from Latin separabilis, from separare 'disjoin, divide' (see separate).

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Syllabification: sep·a·ra·ble

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