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 Dictionary entry overview: What does severance mean? 

  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 


Sense 1severance [BACK TO TOP]


A personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events


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]


The act of severing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


severing; severance

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

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

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