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Segregation   /sˌɛgrəgˈeɪʃən/   Listen

(genetics) the separation of paired alleles during meiosis so that members of each pair of alleles appear in different gametes.
A social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups.  Synonym: separatism.
The act of segregating or sequestering.  Synonym: sequestration.

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"Segregation" Quotes from Famous Books

... French tongue unmatched in England, and a complete familiarity with its history, application and genius, yet I can put to my credit a year of active, if eccentric, experience in a French barrack room, and a complete segregation during those twelve memorable months wherein I could study the very soul of this ...
— Avril - Being Essays on the Poetry of the French Renaissance • H. Belloc

... specimens may be obtained with a layer of gurhofite above them, and separated by the serpentine; this assortment is very interesting, revealing to us the manner in which they were formed, which was by a process termed segregation. ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 415, December 15, 1883 • Various

... out of the hall Frome, drawing back behind the projecting storm-door, watched the segregation of the grotesquely muffled groups, in which a moving lantern ray now and then lit up a face flushed with food and dancing. The villagers, being afoot, were the first to climb the slope to the main street, while the country neighbours packed themselves ...
— Ethan Frome • Edith Wharton

... was held with passionate conviction by men of the highest ability in every country of Europe; and a Socialist Press began to arise, which was everywhere free, and soon in active opposition to the Official Press. Again (of a religious temper in their segregation, conviction and enthusiasm) there began to appear (when the oppressor was mild), the small papers defending the ...
— The Free Press • Hilaire Belloc

... general considerations was becoming gradually clear to many of us when in 1900 Mendel's work was rediscovered. Segregation, a phenomenon of the utmost novelty, was thus revealed. From that moment not only in the problem of the origin of species, but in all the great problems of biology a new era began. So unexpected was the discovery that many naturalists were convinced ...
— Darwin and Modern Science • A.C. Seward and Others

... negro when he was thus rendered politically helpless? Was there an attempt to take from him other things than the ballot? The answer must be in the affirmative. Men advocated segregation in common carriers, in public places, and even in places of residences. An attempt to confine appropriations for negro schools to the amount of taxes directly paid by the negroes has been made; men have sought office on a platform of practical serfdom for the negro. But although some ...
— The New South - A Chronicle Of Social And Industrial Evolution • Holland Thompson

... chief charm to men, and may be happy, but such cases are no farther from the present ideal and tendency on the one hand than on the other are those which consist in intellectual partnerships, in which there is no segregation of interests but which are devoted throughout ...
— Youth: Its Education, Regimen, and Hygiene • G. Stanley Hall

... no adequate means of attaining this great end existed, short of the segregation of the black population from the white—that an IMPASSIBLE BARRIER existed in the state of society in this country, between these classes—that whatever might be the liberal sentiments of some good ...
— Thoughts on African Colonization • William Lloyd Garrison

... these he gave castor-oil. He congratulated himself. It had been an easy day. Only three had died. He inspected the copra-drying that had been going on, and went through the barracks to see if there were any sick lying hidden and defying his rule of segregation. Returned to the house, he received the reports of the boss-boys and gave instructions for next day's work. The boat's crew boss also he had in, to give assurance, as was the custom nightly, that the ...
— Adventure • Jack London

Words linked to "Segregation" :   genetic science, integration, organic process, white separatism, meiosis, social organization, genetics, structure, social structure, social organisation, segregate, biological process, miosis, reduction division, separation, social system, purdah

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