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Definitions for segregate
ˈsɛg rɪˌgeɪt; -gɪt, -ˌgeɪtseg·re·gate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. segregateverb

    someone who is or has been segregated

  2. segregateverb

    separate by race or religion; practice a policy of racial segregation

    "This neighborhood is segregated"; "We don't segregate in this county"

  3. segregateverb

    divide from the main body or mass and collect

    "Many towns segregated into new counties"; "Experiments show clearly that genes segregate"

  4. segregateverb

    separate or isolate (one thing) from another and place in a group apart from others

    "the sun segregates the carbon"; "large mining claims are segregated into smaller claims"

Wiktionary

  1. segregateverb

    To separate, used especially of social policies that directly or indirectly keep races or ethnic groups apart.

  2. segregateadjective

    Separate; select.

  3. segregateadjective

    Separated from others of the same kind.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Segregateadjective

    separate; select

    Etymology: [L. segregatus, p. p. of segregare to separate; pref. se- aside + grex, gregis, a flock or herd. See Gregarious.]

  2. Segregateadjective

    separated from others of the same kind

    Etymology: [L. segregatus, p. p. of segregare to separate; pref. se- aside + grex, gregis, a flock or herd. See Gregarious.]

  3. Segregateverb

    to separate from others; to set apart

    Etymology: [L. segregatus, p. p. of segregare to separate; pref. se- aside + grex, gregis, a flock or herd. See Gregarious.]

  4. Segregateverb

    to separate from a mass, and collect together about centers or along lines of fracture, as in the process of crystallization or solidification

    Etymology: [L. segregatus, p. p. of segregare to separate; pref. se- aside + grex, gregis, a flock or herd. See Gregarious.]

Freebase

  1. Segregate

    In taxonomy, a segregate, or a segregate taxon is created when a taxon is split off from another taxon. This other taxon will be better known, usually bigger, and will continue to exist, even after the segregate taxon has been split off. A segregate will be either new or ephemeral: there is a tendency for taxonomists to disagree on segregates, and later workers often reunite a segregate with the 'mother' taxon. If a segregate is generally accepted as a 'good' taxon it ceases to be a segregate. Thus, this is a way of indicating change in the taxonomic status. It should not be confused with, for example, the subdivision of a genus into subgenera.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Segregate

    seg′rē-gāt, v.t. to separate from others.—adj. separate from others of the same kind: (geol.) separate from a mass and collected together along lines of fraction.—n. Segregā′tion. [L. segregāre, -ātumse-, apart, grex, gregis, a flock.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of segregate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of segregate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of segregate in a Sentence

  1. Julie Babinard:

    The emerging interest in several countries on women-only initiatives should be seen as an opportunity for improving security in cities but not as a silver bullet for dealing with gender-based violence in transportation and urban settings, women-only initiatives are not likely to provide long-term solutions as they only segregate by gender and provide a short-term remedy instead of addressing more fundamental issues.

  2. Drexel Hamilton analyst Richard Whittington:

    I can't see how they can possibly segregate the two. Whatever short term gain is derived, would be more than made up with permanent loss of market share in... two to three years.

  3. Drexel Hamilton analyst Richard Whittington:

    I can't see how they can possibly segregate the two. Whatever short term gain is derived, would be more than made up with permanent loss of market share in ... two to three years.

  4. Superintendent Jim Causby:

    It is never appropriate for a teacher to segregate students based on religious, political or personal beliefs, in fact, it is not appropriate for a teacher to even ask a student what their beliefs are. Our school system takes very seriously the rights of students in these areas and students should never be instructed to not share classroom activities with their parents.

  5. Stephen Miller:

    Equity is the sanitized term of choicedeployed by the hard-Left to encompass the entirepanoplyof government policies that institutionalize Critical Race Theory into the machinery of government, equity is CRT put into practice: It demolishes and replaces equality as the foundational principle of American life and wields fearsome federal government power to exclude, punish,prejudge, evaluate, stereotype,segregate, and obsessively categorize American citizens on the basis of skin color.

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