Definition of desegregation in US English:

desegregation

noun

  • The ending of a policy of racial segregation.

    ‘he wrote editorials calling for the desegregation of schools’
    • ‘Yet, despite decades of attempted desegregation initiatives, an overwhelming number of classrooms remain segregated.’
    • ‘President Nixon solidified public opposition to federal desegregation of the suburbs at a time when the nation was poised for change.’
    • ‘A slew of white citizens' groups sprang up to oppose desegregation.’
    • ‘Throughout history you would be considered open-minded if you supported desegregation, or women's suffrage, or even democracy.’
    • ‘To achieve desegregation in the South, nonviolent tactics were often successful.’
    • ‘In some cases, schools were simply closed in resistance to desegregation.’
    • ‘This decade was characterized by increased legal challenges to mandated school desegregation policies.’
    • ‘This follow-up case resulted in a court-ordered desegregation plan and a multimillion-dollar bond issue to build three new schools.’
    • ‘The most dramatic social change in the United States during the 20th century was the racial desegregation of public facilities.’
    • ‘In September 1957 federal troops were sent to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce school desegregation.’

Pronunciation

desegregation

/ˌdēˌseɡrəˈɡāSH(ə)n//ˌdiˌsɛɡrəˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/