AskDefine | Define segregation

Dictionary Definition



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 [syn: separatism]
3 the act of segregating or sequestering; "sequestration of the jury" [syn: sequestration] [ant: integration]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /sɛgɹə'geɪ̯ʃən/


  1. The act of segregating, or the state of being segregated; separation from others; a parting.
  2. Separation from a mass, and gathering about centers or into cavities at hand through cohesive or adhesive attraction or the crystallizing process.

Extensive Definition

Segregation means to separate something from a group.
It may refer to:
Segregate may also refer to:
segregation in Czech: Segregace
segregation in French: Ségrégation
segregation in Dutch: Segregatie

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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