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(sep-ă-rā'shŭn), Avoid the misspelling seperation.
1. The act of keeping apart or dividing, or the state of being held apart.
2. In dentistry, the process of gaining slight spaces between the teeth preparatory to treatment.
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(sep?a-ra'shon) [L. separatio, sundering]
1. The process of disconnecting, disuniting, or severing.
2. The purification or isolation of a chemical compound from a mixture or solution. See: centrifuge; electrophoresis; iontophoresis

acromioclavicular separation

Acromioclavicular sprain.

immunomagnetic separation

The detection and/or harvesting of samples containing specific antigens based on their collection by antibodies attached to magnetized beads. The bead-bound antigens can be separated from materials that are not of interest in a magnetic field.

shoulder separation

Colloquial term for an acromioclavicular sprain.
See: acromioclavicular sprain.
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In dentistry, process of gaining slight spaces between teeth preparatory to treatment.
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Patient discussion about separation

Q. I have adapted my 6 year old son. He stays separate and alone. I am suspecting him to be having autism? I have adapted my 6 year old son from an orphanage. He was looking great that I could not leave him there. He stays separate and alone, away from his other friends. He cannot make friendship. I have seen that he does not make any eye contact when we talk to him. Initially I thought that he will know me well then he will be ok. But it’s not happening after 3 years since I had brought him from the orphanage. Even he cannot talk well. I am suspecting him to be having autism?

A. He may have autism. You must take him to a doctor. Now his history and his parent’s information can reveal the genetic impact of his autism. In order to get all these information’s, try to get in touch with the orphanage. Tests taken by the doctor like behavior assessment and other tests will confirm about his autism. But don’t worry he can become well if you will work hard to help in his behavior treatment and learning. But don’t lose confidence in the kid though you have adapted him from the orphanage.

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Asked about Iraqi Kurdistan province's plans to hold a seperation referendum, McGurk said Washington was encouraging the Kurds and the government in Baghdad to engage in a dialogue based on the Iraqi constitution.
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Al-Shoaibi said that supporters and activists associated with the Southern Movement gathered in Mukalla and raised flags of former South Yemen, as well as photos of southern leaders, including the former president of South Yemen, Ali Salem Al-Beidh, who continues to call for seperation from his base in exile.
So far, TNA has not officially made any statement disassociating themselves with the LTTE and giving up the policy of seperation of the country.
It affirmed that the US statementA'on Syria'sA'unwillingness toA'takeA'part A'in Geneva upcoming conference is a distortion of facts and a seperation from reality, adding that such stances are not strange from the incredible method, whether by word and deed, adopted by the US adminstration.