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adjective separate pronunciation in British English /ˈsep(ə)rət/
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  1. 1
    not together, or not joined to something else
    My brother and I always had separate rooms.
    My parents have separate bank accounts.
    They’re not divorced but they lead completely separate lives (=do not do things together).
    separate from: Clients’ funds should be kept separate from the firm’s own money.
  2. 2
    different, or new
    Each apartment has its own separate entrance.
    Answer each question on a separate sheet of paper.
  3. 3
    not related
    Police have killed seven guerrillas in three separate incidents this week.
    That’s an entirely separate matter.


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They arrived at the party separately.


noun [uncountable]


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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