What does segregation mean?

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Segregation means the seperation of different kinds of people based on ethnicity or other factors. There was a period of time in the United States in which African-Americans were segregated.
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seg·re·gate
[v. seg-ri-geyt; n. seg-ri-git, -geyt]
VERB (USED WITH OBJECT) [SEG·RE·GAT·ED, SEG·RE·GAT·ING.]
1.
to separate or set apart from others or from the main body or group; isolate: to segregate exceptional children; to segregate hardened criminals.
2.
to require, often with force, the separation of (a specific racial, religious, or other group) from the general body of society.
VERB (USED WITHOUT OBJECT) [SEG·RE·GAT·ED, SEG·RE·GAT·ING.]
3.
to separate, withdraw, or go apart; separate from the main body and collect in one place; become segregated.
4.
to practice, require, or enforce segregation, especially racial segregation.
5.
Genetics. (of allelic genes) to separate during meiosis.
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