breakup vs separation what difference

what is difference between breakup and separation

English

Etymology

break +‎ up

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɹeɪkʌp/

Noun

breakup (plural breakups)

  1. The act of breaking up; disintegration or division.
  2. The termination of a friendship, or a romantic relationship.
  3. A loss of emotional control; a breakdown.
  4. (Alaska and northern Canada) The time of year during which winter ice covering bodies of water disintegrates, or more generally Spring.

Synonyms

  • (act of breaking up): rupture, split
  • (termination of a friendship or a romantic relationship): falling out

Translations

Anagrams

  • upbreak


English

Etymology

Attested in the 15th Century C.E.; from Middle English separacioun, from Old French separacion, from Latin separatio, separationem.
Morphologically separate +‎ -ion

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɛpəˈɹeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

separation (countable and uncountable, plural separations)

  1. The act of disuniting two or more things, or the condition of being separated.
    Synonyms: detachment, disjunction, division, rupture, severance; see also Thesaurus:separation
    Antonyms: annexation, combination, unification; see also Thesaurus:junction
  2. The act or condition of two or more people being separated from one another.
  3. The act or condition of a married couple living in separate homes while remaining legally married.
    1. (law) An agreement legalizing such an arrangement.
      Synonym: divorce from bed and board
  4. The place at which a division occurs.
    Synonyms: border, boundary, demarcation
  5. An interval, gap or space that separates things or people.
    Synonyms: break, interstice; see also Thesaurus:interspace
  6. An object that separates two spaces.
    Synonyms: barrier, separator
  7. (military) Departure from active duty, while not necessarily leaving the service entirely.

Derived terms

See also

  • division
  • fission

Translations

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “separation”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • antioperas, asperation

Swedish

Etymology

From Latin separatio

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /separaɧuːn/

Noun

separation c

  1. a separation

Declension

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