Etymology
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segregation (n.)

1550s, "act of separating" (a sense now obsolete); 1610s, "act or action of segregating, separation from others," from Late Latin segregationem (nominative segregatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of segregare (see segregate). Meaning "state or condition of being segregated" is from 1660s. Specific U.S. sense of "enforced separation of races" is attested from 1883.

updated on April 15, 2022

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Definitions of segregation from WordNet

segregation (n.)
(genetics) the separation of paired alleles during meiosis so that members of each pair of alleles appear in different gametes;
segregation (n.)
a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups;
Synonyms: separatism
segregation (n.)
the act of segregating or sequestering;
Synonyms: sequestration
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