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SECESSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Secession mean? 

SECESSION (noun)
  The noun SECESSION has 3 senses:

1. an Austrian school of art and architecture parallel to the French art nouveau in the 1890s
2. the withdrawal of eleven southern states from the Union in 1860 which precipitated the American Civil War
3. formal separation from an alliance or federation

  Familiarity information: SECESSION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SECESSION (noun)


Sense 1secession [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An Austrian school of art and architecture parallel to the French art nouveau in the 1890s

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

secession; sezession

Hypernyms ("secession" is a kind of...):

school (a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers)

art movement; artistic movement (a group of artists who agree on general principles)


Sense 2Secession [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The withdrawal of eleven southern states from the Union in 1860 which precipitated the American Civil War

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Instance hypernyms:

separation (the act of dividing or disconnecting)


Sense 3secession [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Formal separation from an alliance or federation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

secession; withdrawal

Hypernyms ("secession" is a kind of...):

separation (the act of dividing or disconnecting)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "secession"):

breakaway; breaking away (the act of breaking away or withdrawing from)


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