Meaning of SEGREGATION in English


— segregational , adj.

/seg'ri gay"sheuhn/ , n.

1. the act or practice of segregating.

2. the state or condition of being segregated: the segregation of private clubs.

3. something segregated.

4. Genetics. the separation of allelic genes into different gametes during meiosis. Cf. law of segregation .

[ 1545-55; segregation- (s. of segregatio ), equiv. to segregat ( us ) (see SEGREGATE) + -ion- -ION ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .