(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Act or state of separation
1. disjunction, disconnection, disunity, disunion, disassociation, disengagement; isolation, separateness, dispersion.
2. fissure, rent, crevice, gash (see interval).
3. separation, parting, detachment, segregation; divorce; caesura, division, schism, subdivision, break, fracture, rupture; dismemberment, disintegration; dislocation, luxation (see displacement); severance, disseverance; disassembly, taking apart, dismantlement; scission, rescission, abscission; section, resection, cleavage; median [strip]; breakaway; surgery (see remedy); dissection; decomposition.
4. discontinuity, interruption (see discontinuance).
5. sieve, separator; analyzer; centrifuge; slicer, cutter.
1. be disjoined, come off, fall off, fall to pieces; peel off; get loose; branch [off], bisect, fork.
2. disjoin, disconnect, disengage, disunite, dissociate, divorce, part, detach, separate, cut loose or off, filter out, break off, segregate; set or keep apart; isolate; estrange, cut adrift, cast off or loose; loose[n], unloose, undo, unbind, unchain, untangle, disentangle; set free, demobilize, liberate (see liberation).
3. sunder, divide, subdivide, sever, dissever, cut, saw, chop, cube, dice, mince, cleave, rive, rend, split, splinter, chip, crack, snap, break, tear, rip, burst; rend asunder, wrench, rupture, shatter, shiver; hack, hew, slash; amputate. Informal, smash to smithereens.
4. cut up, carve, gash, dissect, anatomize; cut, take, pull, or pick to pieces; disintegrate, dismember, disbranch, disband, disperse, displace, dislocate, disjoint, luxate; take or tear down; break up; apportion (see apportionment).
Adjectives — disjoined, discontinuous, multipartite, inarticulate, disjunctive; isolated, separate, disparate, discrete, apart, asunder, far between, loose, free; detached, unattached, unannexed, unassociated, distinct; adrift, straggling, unconnected; scissile, divisible; several.
Adverbs — disjunctively, separately; one by one, severally, apart; adrift, asunder, in two, in twain; in the abstract, abstractedly.
Antonyms, see junction, coherence.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The act or an instance of separating one thing from another: detachment, disjuncture, disseverance, disseverment, disunion, division, divorce, divorcement, parting, partition, separation, severance, split. See ASSEMBLE, PART.

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