Discussion in 'Dictionary Additions' started by panjandrum, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. panjandrum

    panjandrum Occasional Moderator

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Term: (A word or expression you have seen in writing)

    Your definition or explanation:
    See separateness OR separateDness?

    Example: (An example of the term in use)
    Suppose f:X→Y is a morphism of finite type between locally noetherian schemes. The valuative criterion for separatedness (resp. properness) says roughly that f is a separated (resp. proper) morphism if and only if the following condition holds:

    One or more places you have seen the term: (Please give URLs/links to web pages, or a full description of a print publication.)
    There are many:

    Have you looked for this term or meaning in dictionaries, and not found it? Yes ___X_ No ___
  2. timpeac

    timpeac Senior Member

    English (England)
    I've heard of it before - hadn't thought of it being a neologism!:)

    Separateness - the fact of being separate.
    Separatedness - the fact of being separated.
  3. Myridon

    Myridon Senior Member

    English - US
    The original discussion is about psychotherapy, but the given examples are of a mathematical term. This shows the existence of the spelling but is it the same word? I feel a separateDness and I'm not getting a sense of completeDness. :)
  4. steve47 New Member

    What's wrong with "separation" ?
  5. panjandrum

    panjandrum Occasional Moderator

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Nothing, in general, but that's not the point of this forum - regardless of whether separation would be appropriate in the contexts given.
    The purpose of this forum is to note the appearance of new forms.

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