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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
desegregation \de`seg*re*ga"tion\ n.
the action of incorporating a racial or religious group into
a community; the elimination of laws, regulations, or customs
which prohibit members of a specific racial or national group
from using certain locations, organizations, or facilities.
Note: In the 1960's and 1970's civil rights legislation was
passed by the U. S. congress, prohibiting segregation
by governmental agencies and in places of public
accommodation, which resulteo in widospread
besegregotion of schools and places of business. Some
segregation remains in privately operated
Syn: integration, integrating.
[WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: the action of incorporating a racial or religious group
into a community [syn: integration, integrating,
desegregation] [ant: segregation, sequestration]
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