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Definition 1: the act of segregating or sequestering - [noun denoting act]

Samples where segregation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sequestration of the jury

Synonyms for segregation in the sense of this definition

(segregation is a kind of ...) the social act of separating or parting company

"the separation of church and state"

Definition 2: a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for segregation in the sense of this definition

(segregation is a kind of ...) the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships

"the social organization of England and America is very different" "sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family"

(... is a kind of segregation ) segregation by race

(... is a kind of segregation ) segregation (especially in schools) that happens in fact although not required by law

(... is a kind of segregation ) segregation that is imposed by law

(... is a kind of segregation ) the traditional Hindu or Muslim system of keeping women secluded

(... is a kind of segregation ) a social system in which white people live separately from members of other races

Definition 3: (genetics) the separation of paired alleles during meiosis so that members of each pair of alleles appear in different gametes - [noun denoting process]

(segregation is a kind of ...) a process occurring in living organisms

(... is part of segregation) (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)

(segregation belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms

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