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English noun: segregation

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

Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process

Part meronymmeiosis, miosis, reduction division

Domain categorygenetic science, genetics

2. segregation (group) a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups


Broader (hypernym)social organisation, social organization, social structure, social system, structure

Narrower (hyponym)de facto segregation, de jure segregation, purdah, racial segregation, sex segregation, white separatism

3. segregation (act) the act of segregating or sequestering

SamplesSequestration of the jury.


Broader (hypernym)separation

Antonymsdesegregation, integrating, integration

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