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2 definitions found
 for desegregation
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
           organizations.
  
     Syn: integration, integrating.
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  desegregation
      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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