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Definition of Segregation

(noun) The intentional separation of two or more groups of people from each other.

Example of Segregation

Segregation Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˌsɛɡrɪˈɡeɪʃən/
    • British English
      • /ˌsɛɡrɪˈɡeɪʃən/
  • Syllabification: (seg·re·ga·tion)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: segregations
  • Desegregration or integration are the opposite of segregation.
  • Also called separatism.
  • A (noun) segregationist or (noun) segregator advocates in a (adjective) segregative manner to (verb) segregate people.

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Cite the Definition of Segregation

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “segregation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 21, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/segregation/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

segregation. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/segregation/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “segregation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/segregation/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“segregation.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 21 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/segregation/>.