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segregate from (someone or something)

1. To separate or become isolated from other people or things within some larger group. The adult males of the species segregate from the rest of the herd during mass migration. The four of us just kind of segregated from the others in the class over the course of the semester.
2. To separate or isolate one or more people or things from other people or things within some larger group. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "segregate" and "from." The teacher wanted to segregate the boys from the girls in the classroom. We're trying to segregate these aberrant data sets from the rest of the results.
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segregate into (something or some place)

1. To separate into one or more groups or sections isolated from some larger group. Instead of mingling and intermixing at the company picnic, everyone just segregated into little groups of people from their departments. The cells tend to segregate into separate groups following exposure to the radiation.
2. To separate one or more people or things into one or more groups or sections that are discrete or isolated from some larger group. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "segregate" and "into." The teacher segregated me into a group with the other three boys in the class. We'll need to segregate these data points into discrete groups in order to evaluate the effect of the experiment.
3. To separate one or more people or things into some place or thing that is removed or isolated from others within a group. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "segregate" and "into." We need to be careful to segregate any produce showing signs of disease into their own storage containers, lest we risk cross-contaminating the rest of the harvest. The new king began segregating all people who had shown loyalty to the previous ruler into labor camps.
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segregate (someone) from (someone else)

 and segregate (something) from (something else)
to separate someone from someone else or something from something else. I was asked to segregate the swimmers from the nonswimmers. Let's segregate the larger fish from the smaller ones.
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segregate (someone, something, or an animal) into something

to isolate someone, an animal, or something into something or a special place. We segregated the infected people into a separate room. Let's segregate the white pigs into a different pen.
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segregate something from something else Go to segregate someone from someone

See also: else, go, segregate
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Integration is the process of deconstructing a system of second-class citizenship set up by a segregating institution and reversing the damage it caused.
In a backcross, if one gene for resistance is segregating, the expected ratio of [BC.sub.1][F.sub.2] families is 1 segregating (seg) for resistance (R): 1 susceptible (S).
If the results for the two races are combined and it is assumed that there are three genes, the expected ratio is six segregating for resistance to both races, zero segregating for resistance to TMB and susceptible to MCC, one segregating for resistance to MCC and susceptible to TMB, and one susceptible to both races.
The number of [F.sub.2] families from the backcross, Medea/ 2 x Glossy Hugenot, that were segregating or susceptible in seedling response to stem rust races MCC and TMB.
Response to race MCC Response to race TMB Segregating Susceptible Total P (3:1) Segregating 64([dagger]) 0 64 0.50-0.75 Susceptible 14 10 24 Total 78 10 88 P (7:1) 0.90-0.95 P (15:1) 0.05-0.10 For the ratio of six segregating to both races: zero segregating to TMB and susceptible to MCC: one susceptible to TMB and segregating to MCC: one susceptible to both P = 0.50-0.75, and for the ratio 12:0:3:1, P = 0.25.
This is a good fit to the 39:9 ratio expected if two-thirds of the families are segregating 3:1 and one-third 15:1 (P = 0.50).
Palmer and Lewers (1998) have developed 68 near-isogenic lines segregating at the Ms6 locus.
13 Ames, IA 1995 Identify cosegregating families Ms6 W1 ms6 w1) or segregating families (Ms6 ms6 w1 w1) from reciprocal crosses.
Within BC7F2 families, segregating for both male sterility and flower color, 16 fertile plants were single-plant threshed and evaluated as BC7F2 plant-progeny rows the following summer.
From the 10 combinations segregating only for male sterility (all white flower) in two cytoplasmic classes, 349 testcross progenies were produced.
There was an excess of individuals in the purple flower fertile class and in the segregating flower color segregating sterility class, which indicated linkage.
Segregating waste at source is in line with Dubai's plans to recycle 100 per cent of its waste.
And by the end of next year, all the malls and shopping centres across the emirate should be segregating recyclable waste, said Abdul Majid Saifaei, Director of Waste management Department, Dubai Municipality.
"Around 20 per cent of the malls have started doing it and by 2013 we can see 100 per cent of the malls segregating waste at source," Saifaei told Gulf News.