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Noun: segregation  ,se-gru'gey-shun
  1. A social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups
    - separatism
     
  2. The act of segregating or sequestering
    "segregation of the jury";
    - sequestration
     
  3. (genetics) the separation of paired alleles during meiosis so that members of each pair of alleles appear in different gametes

Derived forms: segregations

Type of: biological process, organic process, separation, social organisation [Brit], social organization, social structure, social system, structure

Antonym: integration

Part of: meiosis, miosis, reduction division

Encyclopedia: Segregation, geographical