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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


Synonymsseparatism


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.


Synonymssequestration


Broader (hypernym)separation


Antonymsdesegregation, integrating, integration









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