|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
|1.||the act of segregating or state of being segregated|
|2.||sociol the practice or policy of creating separate facilities within the same society for the use of a minority group|
|3.||genetics See also Mendel's laws the separation at meiosis of the two members of any pair of alleles into separate gametes|
|4.||metallurgy the process in which a component of an alloy or solid solution separates in small regions within the solid or on the solid's surface|
segregation seg·re·ga·tion (sěg'rĭ-gā'shən)
The removal of certain parts or segments from a whole or mass.
The separation of paired alleles especially during meiosis, so that the members of each pair of alleles appear in different gametes.
The policy and practice of imposing the separation of races. In the United States, the policy of segregation denied African-Americans their civil rights and provided inferior facilities and services for them, most noticeably in public schools (see Brown versus Board of Education), housing, and industry. (See integration, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and separate but equal.)