IN A HAPPY MOMENT: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and husband Chris Martin in January 2014. (Getty images)

What is ‘conscious uncoupling’?

Like any world unto itself, Hollywood has its own vocabulary. But Gwyneth Paltrow’s use of the term “conscious uncoupling” to describe her breakup with Chris Martin this week had even Hollywood veterans scratching their heads and reaching — metaphorically at least — for a dictionary.