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What does apartheid mean?

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    (ə-pärt'hīt', -hāt')
    n.
    An official policy of racial segregation formerly practiced in the Republic of South Africa, involving political, legal, and economic discrimination against nonwhites.
    A policy or practice of separating or segregating groups.
    The condition of being separated from others; segregation.

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