American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or process of segregating or the condition of being segregated.
- n. The policy or practice of separating people of different races, classes, or ethnic groups, as in schools, housing, and public or commercial facilities, especially as a form of discrimination.
- n. Genetics The separation of paired alleles or homologous chromosomes, especially during meiosis, so that the members of each pair appear in different gametes.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of segregating, or the state of being segregated; separation from others; a parting; a dispersion.
- n. In crystallography, separation from a mass and gathering about centers through crystallization.
- n. In geology and mining, a separating out from a rock of a band or seam, or a nodular mass of some kind of mineral or metalliferous matter, differing more or less in texture or in composition or in both respects from the material in which it is inclosed. Many important metalliferous deposits appear to be of the nature of segregations. See
segregated vein, under vein.
- n. The separation of the descendants of Mendelian hybrids into dominants, recessives, and hybrids, in conformity to a numerical law.
- n. The setting apart or separation of things or people, as a natural process, a manner of organizing people that may be voluntary or enforced by law.
- n. biology The Mendelian Law of Segregation related to genetic transmission or geographical segregation of various species.
- n. mineralogy Separation from a mass, and gathering about centers or into cavities at hand through cohesive or adhesive attraction or the crystallizing process.
- n. politics, public policy Passing of laws to separate people geographically, residentially, racially, religiously or by sex. Racial segregation in the United States and South Africa being well known examples. Also, the term is used in various policies that "segregate" things like financial instruments and transportation routes and trails.
- n. sociology People separating geographically, residentially, racially, religiously or by sex based on happenstance, voluntary choice or cultural attitudes.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of segregating, or the state of being segregated; separation from others; a parting.
- n. (Geol.) Separation from a mass, and gathering about centers or into cavities at hand through cohesive attraction or the crystallizing process.
- n. (genetics) the separation of paired alleles during meiosis so that members of each pair of alleles appear in different gametes
- n. a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups
- n. the act of segregating or sequestering
- 1555. From Latin segregatio. (Wiktionary)
“Hey Dmansmartman.- if you're going to assume bigotry perhaps you could at the very least learn how to spell the word segregation properly.”
“Notice that I am not claiming (despite sources such as the one I linked because of its handy presentation of other data) that the problem is "segregation" -- i.e. that poor black kids are done in by going to school with people the same color as them, a tragic distortion of the meaning and significance of the word segregation in our times which I deplore.”
“This segregation is a sharp contrast to other jurisdictions.”
“That's all they have done with this arrangement, removed the word 'segregation' while in actuality we remain segregated and subjected to literally the same policy that seeks to strip us of our faith, or dignity and our will to resist tyrants acting as public servants," said Roberto Chavez, one of the inmates who chose to return to segregation rather than comply with the program.”
“Additional concerns, which often compound the trauma of a sexual assault, include placement in long-term segregation or "protective custody"; inadequate medical care; and, in the case of transgender detainees, being housed with detainees of a gender with which they do not identify.”
“Mark Field: Gee, a whole 46 years of mandated equality; that 350 years of slavery and segregation is all better.”
“Gee, a whole 46 years of mandated equality; that 350 years of slavery and segregation is all better.”
“Come to find out, my brother was in segregation for 30 days because he had tried to commit suicide.”
“Gibson has spent more than 10 years in segregation because of his hair.”
“Like most of the Rastafarians in segregation, Gibson didn't become a believer until after he entered prison.”
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