segregation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n segregation the act of segregating or sequestering "sequestration of the jury"
    • n segregation a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups
    • n segregation (genetics) the separation of paired alleles during meiosis so that members of each pair of alleles appear in different gametes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites
    • Segregation (Geol) Separation from a mass, and gathering about centers or into cavities at hand through cohesive attraction or the crystallizing process.
    • Segregation The act of segregating, or the state of being segregated; separation from others; a parting.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n segregation The act of segregating, or the state of being segregated; separation from others; a parting; a dispersion.
    • n segregation In crystallography, separation from a mass and gathering about centers through crystallization.
    • n segregation In geology and mining, a separating out from a rock of a band or seam, or a nodular mass of some kind of mineral or metalliferous matter, differing more or less in texture or in composition or in both respects from the material in which it is inclosed. Many important metalliferous deposits appear to be of the nature of segregations. See segregated vein, under vein.
    • n segregation The separation of the descendants of Mendelian hybrids into dominants, recessives, and hybrids, in conformity to a numerical law.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. segregatio,: cf. F. ségrégation,

Usage

In literature:

Defectives, segregation and sterilization of, 321-322, 323.
"How to Live" by Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
Excellent sections of this rock, showing segregation veins, are exposed in the railway cuttings between Aultnabreac and Forsinard.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
Grenville began to segregate his belongings.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
A single glance segregated this element from the quiet country conscripts.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
Segregated: detached or scattered into groups.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
So this was the trick treacherously prepared for them to segregate them from their fighting-men!
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
It is a debatable question whether segregation of these people was wise or not.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
The application for segregation of 200,000 acres of irrigable land had been granted.
"The Lady Doc" by Caroline Lockhart
For the segregation of Japanese and other Orientals in residential quarters at the option of municipalities.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Black and white, in the United States, are now tending to more strict segregation.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
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In news:

Fifty-two years ago, a segregated University of Georgia denied access to T.K.
Guidebook that aided black travelers during segregation reveals vastly different D.C. All the latest news from the District, Maryland and Virginia.
WHILE ultrapremium gins and vodkas make splashy entrances in martinis all over town, segregating drinkers into two camps like a turf war at a club, no one is paying much attention to what goes with them.
Oregon Cost Segregation Decision Could Vindicate Consultants.
Survivors from segregated units get gold medals.
The Howard County school board has apologized for maintaining segregated schools through the mid- 1960s .
The Howard County school board has apologized for maintaining segregated schools through the mid-1960s.
Back when America was a segregated nation - major league baseball, lunch counters, schools and the Army - the card game of bridge was segregated also.
On March 21, 1960, several thousand people stood resolutely outside of the police station in Sharpeville, South Africa to protest the brutal, oppressive system of racial segregation known as apartheid .
Peeling Apart the Segregated Past.
"The last time the three branches of government worked together to do something about segregation started with that period.".
Celebrating MLK day today, I think about how far we have come as a country in the past several decades when it comes to segregation .
It was five years after the US Supreme Court handed down the Brown vs Board of Education ruling in 1954, which determined school segregation is unconstitutional.
" Segregation did a lot to harm black people back then," said Orsie Anthony Sr.
This tells a big part of the story of the chronic segregation , but it's only part of the story.
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In science:

Based on this analysis, for the given realization of Y , we suggest the use of moderate r values for segregation and slightly smaller for association.
Relative Density of the Random $r$-Factor Proximity Catch Digraph for Testing Spatial Patterns of Segregation and Association
Figure 16: Pitman asymptotic efficiency against segregation (left) and association (right) as a function of r with J = 13.
Relative Density of the Random $r$-Factor Proximity Catch Digraph for Testing Spatial Patterns of Segregation and Association
Based on the asymptotic efficiency analysis, we suggest, for large n and small ǫ, choosing moderate r for testing against segregation and association.
Relative Density of the Random $r$-Factor Proximity Catch Digraph for Testing Spatial Patterns of Segregation and Association
We develop a technique to test the patterns of segregation or association.
Relative Density of the Random $r$-Factor Proximity Catch Digraph for Testing Spatial Patterns of Segregation and Association
S (r, ǫ) Under Segregation Alternatives Under segregation, we compute µS (r, ǫ) explicitly.
Relative Density of the Random $r$-Factor Proximity Catch Digraph for Testing Spatial Patterns of Segregation and Association
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