desegregation

noun de·seg·re·ga·tion \ (ˌ)dē-ˌse-gri-ˈgā-shən \
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of desegregation

1 : the state of being desegregated
2 : the action or an instance of desegregating

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First Known Use of desegregation

1931

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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DESEGREGATION Defined for Kids

desegregation

noun de·seg·re·ga·tion \ dē-ˌse-gri-ˈgā-shən \

Definition of desegregation for Students

: the act or process or an instance of ending a law or practice that separates people of different races

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desegregation

noun de·seg·re·ga·tion \ dē-ˌse-grə-ˈgā-shən \

legal Definition of desegregation

1 : the action or an instance of desegregating
2 : the state of being desegregated


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