- Segregation is the act of separating, especially when applied to separating people by race.
An example of segregation is when African American and Caucasian children were made to attend different schools.
segregation definition by Webster's New World
- a segregating or being segregated; specif., the policy or practice of compelling racial groups to live apart from each other, go to separate schools, use separate social facilities, etc.
- Genetics the separation of allelic genes into different gametes during meiosis so that a particular gamete receives only one member of a pair of characters
Origin: Late Latin segregatio
segregation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act or process of segregating or the condition of being segregated.
- The policy or practice of separating people of different races, classes, or ethnic groups, as in schools, housing, and public or commercial facilities, especially as a form of discrimination.
- Genetics The separation of paired alleles or homologous chromosomes, especially during meiosis, so that the members of each pair appear in different gametes.
segregation - Cultural Definition
The policy and practice of imposing the separation of races. In the United States, the policy of segregation denied African-Americans their civil rights and provided inferior facilities and services for them, most noticeably in public schools (see Brown versus Board of Education), housing, and industry. (See integration, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and separate but equal.)
segregation - Investment & Finance Definition
segregation - Medical Definition
- The removal of certain parts or segments from a whole or mass.
- The separation of paired alleles especially during meiosis, so that the members of each pair of alleles appear in different gametes.