Definition of segregation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    segregation

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌsɛɡrəˈɡeɪʃn//
     
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  1. 1the 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
  2. 2(formal) the act of separating people or things from a larger group the segregation of smokers and non-smokers in restaurants
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: segregation