segregation

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[ US /ˌsɛɡɹəˈɡeɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /sˌɛɡɹɪɡˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
NOUN
  1. the act of segregating or sequestering
    sequestration of the jury
  2. a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups
  3. (genetics) the separation of paired alleles during meiosis so that members of each pair of alleles appear in different gametes
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How To Use segregation In A Sentence

  • Instead, segregation has continued despite the fact that some of Oldham's most monocultural schools have been closed and merged since the riots, while others have been moved to different areas to seek a mixed intake. Oldham schools still polarised 10 years on from race riots
  • In the case of marriage, calling SSM discriminatory or segregationist represents either a failure to adequately recognise the sexuality of the individual involved or more perniciously to regard that distinction as immaterial or undeserving of respect. Why are only queer rights on the chopping block?
  • The powders are compacted into preforms, sintered and then forged in the conventional way to produce segregation-free forgings.
  • We shall see, however, that while evangelicals were readier to defend racial segregation than nonevangelicals, in part because of where they lived, their distinctiveness on this dimension declined as evangelicalism grew. American Grace
  • Evidently neither Bull Connor, the segregationist police commissioner of Birmingham, nor the merchants expected this quiet beginning to blossom into a large-scale operation.
  • We oppose segregation on religious grounds.
  • Last, in 1896 in Plessy v. Ferguson, another profoundly antilibertarian decision, the Supreme Court held over the lonely dissent of John Marshall Harlan, that the broad police power of southern states could allow them to force segregation in public transportation and public schools, and impose antimiscegenation laws. Rand Paul's Wrong Answer
  • The injustice in the city led Dr King to organize non-violent demonstrations aimed at ending segregation.
  • Adding properly sand ratio can prevent gravity segregation and weeping of concrete mixture and keep the water content constant.
  • After getting into trouble in October 1985, he was sent to administrative segregation, known to inmates simply as "seg" and where he stayed locked up in a tiny cell 22 hours a day. The Seattle Times
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