separable element

separable element

[′sep·rə·bəl ′el·ə·mənt]
(mathematics)
An element a is said to be separable over a field F if it is algebraic over F and if the extension field of F generated by a is a separable extension of F.
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This accounts for the ambiguities that have long characterized Scheibitz's two-dimensional work, in which representational and abstract elements combine in a fluid but unstable manner, just as the space that contains these separable elements can itself be either abstract or representational.
Accountants would look at separable elements of a contract, then allocate some part of the agreed-upon consideration to those parts, presumably with some sense of relative value.
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