Definitions for: Segregation


[n] the act of segregating or sequestering; "sequestration of the jury"
[n] a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups
[n] (genetics) the separation of paired alleles during meiosis so that members of each pair of alleles appear in different gametes



Webster (1913) Definition: Seg`re*ga"tion, n. [L. segregatio: cf. F.
s['e]gr['e]gation.]
1. The act of segregating, or the state of being segregated;
separation from others; a parting.

2. (Geol.) Separation from a mass, and gathering about
centers or into cavities at hand through cohesive
attraction or the crystallizing process.

Synonyms: sequestration

Antonyms: desegregation, integrating, integration

See Also: biological process, de facto segregation, de jure segregation, meiosis, miosis, organic process, purdah, racial segregation, reduction division, separation, sex segregation, social organisation, social organization, social structure, social system, structure

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