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racial

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adjective ra·cial \ˈrā-shəl\

Simple Definition of racial

  • : relating to or based on race

  • : existing or happening between people of different races

Full Definition of racial

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or based on a race <a racial minority>

  2. 2 :  existing or occurring between races <racial equality>

ra·cial·ly play \-shə-lē\ adverb

Examples of racial

  1. What is your racial identity?

  2. There was racial tension on campus.



1855

First Known Use of racial

1855

Rhymes with racial


RACIAL Defined for Kids

racial

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adjective ra·cial \ˈrā-shəl\

Definition of racial

  1. :  of, relating to, or based on race <a racial group>

ra·cial·ly adverb



Medical Dictionary

racial

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adjective ra·cial \ˈrā-shəl\

Medical Definition of racial

  1. :  of, relating to, or based on a race





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