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segregation

seg·re·ga·tion

segregation

 
 
pronunciation:
se gr geI shn
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act of segregating, or the condition of being segregated, esp. as a policy imposing social separation according to racial or ethnic groups.
antonyms:
desegregation, integration
definition 2: in genetics, the separation of allelic genes during meiosis.
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derivation: segregational (adj.)
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