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SEVERANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does severance mean? 

SEVERANCE (noun)
  The noun SEVERANCE has 2 senses:

1. a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
2. the act of severing

  Familiarity information: SEVERANCE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SEVERANCE (noun)


Sense 1severance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

falling out; severance; rupture; breach; rift; break

Context example:

they hoped to avoid a break in relations

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

breakup; detachment; separation (coming apart)

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

schism (the formal separation of a church into two churches or the withdrawal of one group over doctrinal differences)


Sense 2severance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of severing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

severing; severance

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

cut; cutting (the act of cutting something into parts)


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