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v. seg·re·gat·ed, seg·re·gat·ing, seg·re·gates
1. To separate or isolate from others or from a main body or group. See Synonyms at isolate.
2. To cause (people or institutions, for example) to be separated on the basis of race, sex, religion, or another factor.
1. To become separated or distinguished: animals that segregate into male and female herds when not in mating season.
2. To practice a policy of racial segregation.
3. Genetics To undergo genetic segregation.
adj. (-gĭt, -gāt′)
Separated; isolated.
n. (-gĭt, -gāt′)
1. One that is or has been segregated.
2. Genetics See segregant.

[Latin sēgregāre, sēgregāt- : sē-, apart; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots + grex, greg-, flock; see ger- in Indo-European roots.]

seg′re·ga′tive adj.
seg′re·ga′tor n.


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may have helped convince them to make segregative housing decisions.
at *39-40 ("Plaintiffs have presented the ingenious argument that past segregative acts on the part of school officials contributed to the formation of housing patterns which caused segregation in the schools today.").
A l'inverse, (b) renvoie a une distribution [much less than] segregative [much greater than]: les membres du groupe X se localisent uniquement dans quatre unites spatiales sur 30.
Such an approach implements at a more general level the segregative strategies observed in individual schools by sanctioning a divorce between student and school which is not socially neutral and whose effects on employment and further study are difficult to reverse.
Although some aspects of Maghull's past sound stern and segregative today, the general impression gleaned is of a thriving community where generations of committees and staff attempted to do their best for the residents of the house.
However, as explored in this study via the review of existing literature and proceedings of official bodies, other than the interviews with women-entrepreneurs, one critical issue is the segregative clauses in the Turkish Legal Code that barriers the would-be contribution of female workforce (and entrepreneurship) to business life.
The giant multi-nucleate cells of the green alga, Boergesenia forbesii, undergo segregative cell division upon wounding such that small protoplasts are formed within 2 hours.
This Part then concludes by presenting a vision of how society can order governance arrangements so as to accommodate the segregative tendencies of the metropolitan polity while also enhancing opportunities for building alliances across boundaries of race and class.
If the State perpetuates policies and practices traceable to its prior system that continue to have segregative effects--whether by influencing student enrollment decisions or by fostering segregation in other facets of the university system--and such policies are without sound educational justification and can be practicably eliminated, the State has not satisfied its burden of proving that it has dismantled its prior system.
Some legal and academic observers labelled the affirmative action employment policies as 'overtly segregative policies' which would create a 'them' and 'us' type of relationship between landowners and non-landowners in an already volatile country.
This hypothesis is somewhat agnostic about causal processes enforcing segregative location choice.
Indeed, to a considerable degree, he maintains, the modern UED can be seen to reflect these same segregative tendencies in that its form embodies the longstanding cultural contradiction within the middle class between a desire for novel experience and a reluctance to engage in risk-taking.