Simple Definition of segregation
: the practice or policy of keeping people of different races, religions, etc., separate from each other
Full Definition of segregation
2a : the separation or isolation of a race, class, or ethnic group by enforced or voluntary residence in a restricted area, by barriers to social intercourse, by separate educational facilities, or by other discriminatory meansb : the separation for special treatment or observation of individuals or items from a larger group <segregation of gifted children into accelerated classes>
3 : the separation of allelic genes that occurs typically during meiosis
Examples of segregation in a sentence
They fought to end the segregation of public schools.
the segregation of men and women
First Known Use of segregation
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SEGREGATION Defined for Kids
Definition of segregation for Students
: the practice or policy of separating a race, class, or group from the rest of society
Medical Definition of segregation
: the separation of allelic genes that occurs typically during meiosis
Legal Definition of segregation
1 : separation of individuals or groups and especially racial groups — compare desegregation de facto segregation : segregation of racial groups that arises as a result of economic, social, or other factors rather than by operation or enforcement of laws or other official state action de jure segregation : segregation intended or mandated by law or otherwise intentionally arising from state action Editor's note: De jure segregation is illegal.
2 : separate confinement of prisoners within a penal institution
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