What does apartheid mean?

Definitions for apartheidəˈpɑrt heɪt, -haɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apartheid(noun)

    a social policy or racial segregation involving political and economic and legal discrimination against people who are not Whites; the former official policy in South Africa


  1. apartheid(Noun)

    The policy of racial separation used in South Africa from 1948 to 1990.

  2. apartheid(Noun)

    By extension, any similar policy of racial separation.

  3. Origin: From apartheid (1929 in a South African socio-political context), literally “separateness”, “apartness”, from apart + suffix -heid, cognate of English -hood.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of apartheid in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of apartheid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nelson Mandela:

    Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.

  2. Ronald Reagan:

    America's view of apartheid is simple and straightforward We believe it is wrong. We condemn it. And we are united in hoping for the day when apartheid will be no more.

  3. Issa Amro:

    They can't keep the occupation without apartheid and you can see it is apartheid, you can't maintain that, especially in a world of social media where everything you do is recorded.

  4. Zodwa Madiba:

    At that time people were fighting apartheid, so they didn't pay. Now, they just don't have money. Young, old and middle aged, there are no jobs. People are depending on grants from their granny.

  5. Haroon Bhorat:

    Everything was skewed racially -- education, access to finance, access to land, when we tried to encourage growth post 1994 (end of apartheid), it was only those who already had capital and good education that gained from it.

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