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desegregation

[dee-seg-ri-gey-shuh n, dee-seg-] /ˌdi sɛg rɪˈgeɪ ʃən, diˌsɛg-/
noun
1.
the elimination of laws, customs, or practices under which different races, groups, etc., are restricted to specific or separate public facilities, neighborhoods, schools, organizations, or the like.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; de- + segregation
Related forms
desegregationist, noun
antidesegregation, adjective
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Word Origin and History for de-segregation

desegregation

n.

1935, American English, from de- "do the opposite of" + segregation in the racial sense.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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