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Separation may refer to:

Literature, film, and music[edit]





Law and society[edit]

  • Separation from the world, belief among some Protestant religious groups that the members of a church should be separate from "the world"
  • Marital separation, when a married couple ceases living together without a divorce
    • Legal separation, a legal status where married couples may disentangle their finances without divorce
  • Racial separation, the separation of different racial groups in daily life
  • Six degrees of separation, the idea that everyone is on average approximately six steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person on earth


  • Separation of church and state, the idea that religion and government functions should be separate
  • Political separation (separatism), advocacy of a state of cultural, ethnic, tribal, religious, racial, governmental or gender separation from the larger group

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