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Definition of separable adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈsɛprəbl//
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  1. 1separable (from something) that can be separated from something, or considered separately The moral question is not entirely separable from the financial one. The influences of home and school are not easily separable.
  2. 2(grammar) (of a phrasal verb) that can be used with the object going either between the verb and the particle or after the particle The phrasal verb “tear up” is separable because you can say “She tore the letter up” or “She tore up the letter.” opposite inseparable
  3. Word Familyseparate adjectiveseparately adverbseparable adjective (inseparable)separate verbseparated adjectiveseparation noun
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, NAmE//ˌsɛprəˈbɪlət̮i//
noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: separable