What does segregation mean?

Definitions for segregation
ˌsɛg rɪˈgeɪ ʃənseg·re·ga·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. segregationnoun

    (genetics) the separation of paired alleles during meiosis so that members of each pair of alleles appear in different gametes

  2. segregation, separatismnoun

    a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups

  3. segregation, sequestrationnoun

    the act of segregating or sequestering

    "sequestration of the jury"


  1. segregationnoun

    The setting apart or separation of things or people, as a natural process, a manner of organizing people the may be voluntary or enforced by law.

  2. segregationnoun

    The Mendelian Law of Segregation related to genetic transmission or geographical segregation of various species.

  3. segregationnoun

    Separation from a mass, and gathering about centers or into cavities at hand through cohesive or adhesive attraction or the crystallizing process.

  4. segregationnoun

    Passing of laws to separate people geographically, residentially, racially, religiously or by sex. Racial segregation in the United States and South Africa being well known examples. Also, the term is used in various policies that "segregate" things like financial instruments and transportation routes and trails.

  5. segregationnoun

    People separating geographically, residentially, racially, religiously or by sex based on happenstance, voluntary choice or cultural attitudes.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Segregationnoun

    Separation from others.

    Etymology: segregation, Fr. from segregate.

    What shall we hear of this?
    ———— A segregation of the Turkish fleet;
    For do but stand upon the foaming shore,
    The chiding billows seem to pelt the clouds. William Shakespeare, Othello.


  1. segregation

    Segregation refers to the act or practice of separating people or things into different groups or categories, often based on characteristics such as race, sex, religion, or social status. This is often enforced by societal or institutional policies and practices. It is typically associated with the systematic disadvantage or exclusion of certain groups.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Segregationnoun

    the act of segregating, or the state of being segregated; separation from others; a parting

  2. Segregationnoun

    separation from a mass, and gathering about centers or into cavities at hand through cohesive attraction or the crystallizing process

  3. Etymology: [L. segregatio: cf. F. sgrgation.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. segregation

    In detainee operations, the removal of a detainee from other detainees and their environment for legitimate purposes unrelated to interrogation, such as when necessary for the movement, health, safety, and/or security of the detainee, the detention facility, or its personnel.


  1. Segregation

    a separation or placing apart.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of segregation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of segregation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of segregation in a Sentence

  1. The Rev. Joseph Lowery:

    We had been through sit-ins and kneel-ins where we had been beat up and locked up and cussed out and locked out, it was a milestone, a watershed. It helped America take off the cloak of official segregation.

  2. Ethan Harding:

    Like the scariest part to me about all this going on isn't even the segregation between the students, it's about the control and the power trips that people in positions of authority are having right now.

  3. Hassan Shibly:

    We just can’t let segregation rear its ugly head in Florida again. This is part of Islamophobia that we need to challenge.

  4. The Rev. William Barber:

    Bernice King actually said that the systems of segregation and voter suppression were stratagems... that were used by the Southern aristocracy to keep the masses of poor Negro voters and White voters from coming together and forming a political power base that could shift the economic architecture of the country, too often today, our leaders are not talking like that.

  5. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    Segregation is the adultery of an illicit intercourse between injustice and immorality.

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