- 1 [mass noun] The action or state of setting someone or something apart from others: the segregation of pupils with learning difficultiesMore example sentences
- Both are oil towns with amazingly strict class segregation.
- Several spoke about the need for more and better publicised youth facilities, an end to segregation in schools, and the problem of drug dealers in their communities.
- It is also a city of exploitation and segregation and fear.
- 1.1The enforced separation of different racial groups in a country, community, or establishment: an official policy of racial segregationMore example sentences
- This meant that states - especially in the South - would no longer be able to justify laws which enforced segregation along racial lines.
- The commonly held meaning of apartheid is a regime of government that enshrines racial segregation in law.
- Apartheid enforced the oppressive dominance of a white European elite through segregation along purely racial lines.
- 2 Genetics The separation of pairs of alleles at meiosis and their independent transmission via separate gametes.More example sentences
- High fidelity of meiotic chromosome segregation is essential for the propagation of all sexually reproducing organisms.
- Meiotic chromosome segregation is initiated when tension signals the bipolar attachment of microtubules to each homolog pair.
- No regions of the genome exhibited nonrandom segregation of any markers in the unaffected females tested.
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- However, although Mendelian inheritance may be incorporated into a game theoretic approach, standard matrix game models are defined solely in terms of phenotypes and ignore the segregational effects of Mendelian inheritance.
- Under this new practice of segregational nationalism African American students and faculty will find themselves merged into the great American melting pot and ultimately not represented at all.
- Continued practices of duplicating programs when geography and demand dictate otherwise clearly points to a segregational vestige.
(in the racial sense)
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- During his childhood the city of Austin's racial segregationist policies were being codified and enforced, assuring that East Austin would be comprised exclusively of ethnic minorities.
- The senses were critical to helping segregationists shore up what was supposedly stable but was always in danger of unraveling.
- Relations between blacks and Republicans began spiraling downward during the 1964 presidential campaign when Barry Goldwater openly courted white segregationists.