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1‘according to tradition, death represents the separation of the soul from the body’
disconnection, detachment, severance, uncoupling, dissociation, disassociation, disjunction, disunion, disaffiliation, segregation
2‘presumably you were the cause of Rachel and Florian's separation’
break-up, split, split-up, parting, estrangement, parting of the ways, rift, rupture, breach
legal separation, judicial separation
British informal bust-up
3‘the separation between art and life’
distinction, difference, differentiation, division, dividing line
gulf, gap, chasm
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.