What does apartheid mean?

Definitions for apartheidəˈpɑrt heɪt, -haɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word apartheid.

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. Abu Khudair:

    If there is no apartheid or racism (in Israel), you will have to do this.

  2. David Sipunzi:

    Nothing has changed. We are still being paid under the apartheid wage structure.

  3. Nozipho Joyce Mxakato-Diseko:

    It is just like apartheid, we find ourselves in a position where in essence we are disenfranchised.

  4. 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.

  5. Trevor Noah:

    I know, I know, that should have been a red flag to South Africans but ever since apartheid we've strived to be color blind, so all we saw was a flag.

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