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busing

noun bus·ing \ˈbə-siŋ\

Simple Definition of busing

  • : the act or practice of bringing children by buses to a school that is far from the area where they live so that the school will have many children of different races

Full Definition of busing

  1. :  the act of transporting by bus; specifically :  the transporting of children to a school outside their residential area as a means of achieving racial balance in that school

1923

First Known Use of busing

1923

Variants of busing

also bus·sing play \ˈbə-siŋ\

Rhymes with busing



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