1. se- "apart from" + greg- + -ation.
2. => separate from the flock.
- segregation (n.)
- 1550s, "act of segregating," from Late Latin segregationem (nominative segregatio), noun of action from past participle stem of segregare (see segregate). Meaning "state of being segregated" is from 1660s. Specific U.S. sense of "enforced separation of races" is attested from 1883.
Rarely are we met with a challenge, not to our growth or abundance, or our welfare or our security, but rather to the values and the purposes and the meaning of our beloved nation. The issue of equal rights for American Negroes is such an issue. And should we defeat every enemy, and should we double our wealth and conquer the stars, and still be unequal to this issue, then we will have failed as a people and as a nation. [Lyndon Johnson, speech introducing Voting Rights Act, March 15, 1965]
- 1. The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that racial segregation in schools was unconstitutional.
- 2. Connecticut agreed to end its segregation of prison inmates suffering from AIDS.
- 3. Many school boards found segregation a hot potato in the early 1960 s.
- 4. Partitions provided a segregation between the smoking and non - smoking areas of the canteen.
- 隔断把餐厅分成了吸烟区和 非吸烟 区.
- 5. They were tired to death of segregation and of being kicked around.
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