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SEGREGATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does segregation mean? 

SEGREGATION (noun)
  The noun SEGREGATION has 3 senses:

1. (genetics) the separation of paired alleles during meiosis so that members of each pair of alleles appear in different gametes
2. a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups
3. the act of segregating or sequestering

  Familiarity information: SEGREGATION used as a noun is uncommon.


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SEGREGATION (noun)


Sense 1segregation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("segregation" is a kind of...):

biological process; organic process (a process occurring in living organisms)

Domain category:

genetic science; genetics (the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms)

Holonyms ("segregation" is a part of...):

meiosis; miosis; reduction division ((genetics) cell division that produces reproductive cells in sexually reproducing organisms; the nucleus divides into four nuclei each containing half the chromosome number (leading to gametes in animals and spores in plants))


Sense 2segregation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

separatism; segregation

Hypernyms ("segregation" is a kind of...):

social organisation; social organization; social structure; social system; structure (the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "segregation"):

racial segregation (segregation by race)

de facto segregation (segregation (especially in schools) that happens in fact although not required by law)

de jure segregation (segregation that is imposed by law)

purdah; sex segregation (the traditional Hindu or Muslim system of keeping women secluded)

white separatism (a social system in which white people live separately from members of other races)


Sense 3segregation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of segregating or sequestering

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

sequestration; segregation

Context example:

sequestration of the jury

Hypernyms ("segregation" is a kind of...):

separation (the social act of separating or parting company)

Antonym:

integration (the action of incorporating a racial or religious group into a community)


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