1. segregation, separatism, social organization, social organisation, social structure, social system, structure
usage: a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups
2. separatism, disposition
usage: a disposition toward schism and secession from a larger group; the principles and practices of separatists; "separatism is a serious problem in Quebec"; "demands for some form of separatism on grounds of religion have been perceived as a threat to mainstream education"
3. separationism, separatism, separation
usage: advocacy of a policy of strict separation of church and state