miscegenation

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noun mis·ce·ge·na·tion \(ˌ)mi-ˌse-jə-ˈnā-shən, ˌmi-si-jə-ˈnā-\

Definition of miscegenation

  1. :  a mixture of races; especially :  marriage, cohabitation, or sexual intercourse between a white person and a member of another race

miscegenational

play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of miscegenation

irregular from Latin miscēre to mix + genus race — more at mix, kin


MISCEGENATION Defined for English Language Learners

miscegenation

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Definition of miscegenation for English Language Learners

  • : sexual relations or marriage between people of two different races (such as a white person and a black person)


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miscegenation

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noun mis·ce·ge·na·tion \(ˌ)mis-ˌej-ə-ˈnā-shən, ˌmis-i-jə-ˈnā-\

Medical Definition of miscegenation

  1. :  a mixture of races; especially :  marriage or cohabitation between a white person and a member of another race

miscegenational

\-shnəl, -shən-əl\play adjective

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