(Sep`a*ra"trix) n.; pl. L. -trices E. -trixes [L., she that separates.] (Arith.) The decimal
point; the dot placed at the left of a decimal fraction, to separate it from the whole number which it follows.
The term is sometimes also applied to other marks of separation.
(Se*pawn") n. See Supawn. [Local, U.S.]
(Sep"e*li*ble) a. [L. sepelibilis, fr. sepelire to bury.] Admitting of burial. [Obs.] Bailey.
(Sep`e*li"tion) n. Burial. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
(Se"phen) n. (Zoöl.) A large sting ray of the genus Trygon, especially T. sephen of the Indian
Ocean and the Red Sea. The skin is an article of commerce.
(Se"pi*a) n.; pl. E. Sepias L. Sepiæ [L., fr. Gr. the cuttlefish, or squid.]
1. (Zoöl.) (a) The common European cuttlefish. (b) A genus comprising the common cuttlefish and
numerous similar species. See Illustr. under Cuttlefish.
2. A pigment prepared from the ink, or black secretion, of the sepia, or cuttlefish. Treated with caustic
potash, it has a rich brown color; and this mixed with a red forms Roman sepia. Cf. India ink, under
Sepia drawing or picture, a drawing in monochrome, made in sepia alone, or in sepia with other
(Se"pi*a), a. Of a dark brown color, with a little red in its composition; also, made of, or done in,
(Se"pic) a. Of or pertaining to sepia; done in sepia; as, a sepic drawing.
(Sep`i*da"ceous) a. (Zoöl.) Like or pertaining to the cuttlefishes of the genus Sepia.
(Sep"i*ment) n. [L. sepimentum, saepimentum, from sepire, saepire, to hedge in.] Something
that separates; a hedge; a fence. [R.] Bailey.
(Se"pi*o*lite`) n. [Septa + -lite.] (Min.) Meerschaum. See Meerschaum.
(Se"pi*o*stare`) n. [Sepia + Gr. a bone.] (Zoöl.) The bone or shell of cuttlefish. See Illust.
(Se*pon") n. See Supawn. [Local, U.S.]
(Se*pose") v. t. [L. pref se- aside + E. pose.] To set apart. [Obs.] Donne.
(Se*pos"it) v. t. [L. sepositus, p. p. of seponere to set aside.] To set aside; to give up. [Obs.]
(Sep`o*si"tion) n. [L. sepositio.] The act of setting aside, or of giving up. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.
(Se"poy) n. [Per. sipahi, fr. sipah an army. Cf. Spahi.] A native of India employed as a
soldier in the service of a European power, esp. of Great Britain; an Oriental soldier disciplined in the
(||Sep*pu"ku) n. Same as Hara-kiri.
Seppuku, or hara-kiri, also came into vogue.W. E. Griffis.