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EtymologyEdit

1555.[1] From Latin segregatio.

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  • IPA(key): /sɛɡɹəˈɡeɪ̯ʃən/

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segregation (countable and uncountable, plural segregations)

  1. The setting apart or separation of things or people, as a natural process, a manner of organizing people that may be voluntary or enforced by law.
  2. (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) (biology) The Mendelian Law of Segregation related to genetic transmission or geographical segregation of various species.
  3. (mineralogy) Separation from a mass, and gathering about centers or into cavities at hand through cohesive or adhesive attraction or the crystallizing process.
  4. (politics, public policy) The separation of people (geographically, residentially, or in businesses, public transit, etc) into racial or other categories (e.g. religion, sex).
  5. (sociology) The separation of people (geographically, residentially, or in businesses, public transit, etc) into various categories which occurs due to social forces (culture, etc).

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  1. ^ James A. H. Murray [et al.], editor (1884–1928) A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (Oxford English Dictionary), London: Clarendon Press, OCLC 15566697; and The Oxford English Dictionary; being a Corrected Re-issue with an Introduction, Supplement, and Bibliography of A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (the First Supplement), Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1933, OCLC 2748467.

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