(in the Republic of South Africa) a rigid former policy of segregating and economically and politically oppressing the nonwhite population.
any system or practice that separates people according to color, ethnicity, caste, etc.
(in South Africa) the official government policy of racial segregation; officially renounced in 1992
1947 (policy begun 1948), from Afrikaans apartheid (1929 in a South African socio-political context), literally “separateness,” from Dutch apart “separate” (from French àpart; see apart) + suffix -heid, cognate of English -hood. The official English synonym was separate development (1955).
“Segregation” is such an active word that it suggests someone is trying to segregate someone else. So the word “apartheid” was introduced. Now it has such a stench in the nostrils of the world, they are referring to “autogenous development.” [Alan Paton, “New York Times,” Oct. 24, 1960]
apartheid [(uh-pahr-teyet, uh-pahr-tayt)]
The racist policy (see racism) of South Africa that long denied blacks and other nonwhites civic, social, and economic equality with whites. It was dismantled during the 1990s. (See Nelson Mandela.)
the upas tree. Also, antiarin [an-tee-er-in] /ˈæn ti ər ɪn/ (Show IPA). an arrow poison prepared from the sap of the upas tree. noun another name for upas (sense 1), upas (sense 2)
suffering from . pertaining to : an asthmatic wheeze. a person suffering from . adjective of, relating to, or having asthma noun a person who has asthma adj. 1540s, from Latin asthmaticus, from Greek asthmatikos, from asthma (see asthma). Noun meaning “person with asthma” is recorded from 1610s.
- Antiballistic missile
noun a missile designed to destroy an incoming ballistic missile before it reaches its target ABM antiballistic missile [(an-tee-buh-lis-tik, an-teye-buh-lis-tik)] A defensive missile, designed to destroy a ballistic missile in flight.
a seaport in SE France, SW of Nice: preserved ruins of 4th-century b.c. Roman town. Historical Examples Making brooms from brushwood at Antibes for use on army roads. “I was there” C. LeRoy Baldridge He had to leave for Antibes at three; he could not do without it. The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford But […]