Meaning of SEGREGATION in English


/ ˌsegrɪˈgeɪʃn; NAmE / noun [ U ]


the act or policy of separating people of different races, religions or sexes and treating them in a different way :

racial / religious segregation

segregation by age and sex


( formal ) the act of separating people or things from a larger group :

the segregation of smokers and non-smokers in restaurants

For more information see the Cultural Guide



mid 16th cent.: from late Latin segregatio(n-) , from the verb segregare , from se- apart + grex , greg- flock.

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